[Preview] Sloane Leong Brings “Quantum Indigenous Futurism” to Image Comics w/ PRISM STALKER


A sci-fi adventure for fans of Octavia Butler, David Cronenberg, and Sailor Moon

Writer/artist Sloane Leong (FROM UNDER MOUNTAINS) will launch PRISM STALKER, an all-new bio-punk series, this March from Image Comics.

The eye of opportunity is closing.

Vep is a young refugee, raised away from her devastated home planet as an indentured citizen in a foreign colony. She works tirelessly for her insectoid hosts, but there is no exit in sight in this viscous, dripping citynest. Her duty is to her family and her siblings, but what more can she do for them here? The answer appears faster than she is ready for.

“PRISM STALKER is a story that I’ve carried close to my heart for a long time,” said Leong. “It’s changed over time, as I have, and has become something that’s given back to me, nurtured, surprised, and challenged me in different forms.

“In her 2014 National Book Award speech, Ursula Le Guin said: ‘I think hard times are coming when we will be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now…’ This is what I love to read, and these are the kinds of comics I want to make: challenging the dominant paradigms and cultural hierarchies, letting differing visions of the future clash and play, creating endless potential, and threading the past into the present and future: a quantum indigenous futurism.”

Advance praise for PRISM STALKER:

“Weird, beautiful, and bursting with ideas, PRISM STALKER is modern science fiction
with much to say and an incredibly exciting way of saying it.”

“PRISM STALKER is such a vibrant and brilliant journey through life and loss.
Sloane’s handle on fantastic imagery and nuanced emotion explodes off the page.” —Leslie Hung (SNOTGIRL)

“Leong is a favorite of mine. Her work is dynamic, bizarre and beautiful.” —Kelly Sue DeConnick (BITCH PLANET)

“Sloane’s eye for sci-fi/fantasy is unlike anything else out there; PRISM STALKER is a unique, gripping, and vivid must-read
that breaks the comics mold in a much-needed way.” —Iasmin Omar Ata (Mis(h)adra)

“Sloane Leong speaks with one of the most exciting and fresh new voices in comics. PRISM STALKER is a bold declaration.”
—Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS)

“Sloane’s PRISM STALKER beautifully shows a distant future as both deeply alien and relatable.
I love this book. It’s fantastic and personal science fiction.” —Brandon Graham (KING CITY)


PRISM STALKER will launch in March 2018.

Writer/Artist – Sloane Leong


Sloane Leong is a hapa/latina/chinese self-taught cartoonist, artist and writer currently living in Portland, Oregon. She explores themes of survival, displacement, relationships, spirituality, identity and mental illness through literary vehicles like science fiction, horror, adventure and slice-of-life genres.

Her work focuses on exploring silenced narratives from marginalized communities and people of color, to connect personally with individuals through storytelling, with an aim to cultivate a kinder, more understanding future. She has been self-publishing her own comics since she was 16 and has done various work for companies like Image Comics, Cartoon Network, DC, Dark Horse, Boom!, Namco and BuzzFeed.


Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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