Caffeine Dreams 02, originally released in 2007 was DWAP Productions’ follow-up to their first comic, Caffeine Dreams 01. It’s an anthology featuring 7 different creators. The first story, To Rule in Hell is a twist on the Frankensteinian mythos. The second story, The Tradition tells the story of an warrior and the choices he must make. The third story, The Assassination is a Tarantino-esque story about two assassins and their last job.
written by dale wilson, Geoffrey Thorne, and Mark Allyn Stewart
art by Todd “Brocasso” Harris, Christopher Sagovac, Mulele Jarvis and Danny Poulos
32 pages, b/w inside w/ color cover
Caffeine Dreams 02 was proof that we here at DWAP Productions had learned a great deal about putting together a book. It was also a spectacular place to work with the above listed creators and it was the first time that we published work that we had no part in the creation of. Below are the wonderful interior covers to each of the 3 amazing stories.
To Rule in Hell, written and drawn by college buddies, Mark Allyn Stewart and Chris Sagovac is a new twist on the Frankensteinian mythos. The concept is incredibly unique with a bleak and gothic voiceover and imagery that lives somewhere between blocks of complete black, visceral grays and penetrating whites.
The Tradition started as a challenge by Dale Wilson to Todd “Brocasso” Harris, for him to step up and present an 8-page high-concept story. The execution was excellent, Harris’ art is beautifully painted and TV-scribe Geoffrey Thorne steps in to provide a mythological voiceover to narrate this wonderful myth about a difficult fantasy warrior tradition.
Conceived as an excuse by Dale Wilson to work with the incredibly talented, Mulele Jarvis, The Assassination is a Tarantino-esque romance gone tragically bad. It has quippy-fun dialogue between 2 adversarial friends who just happen to be hired assassins.