The Pander Brothers' epic 335 page graphic novel "The Dissident" (Formerly "XXX" from Dark Horse Comics) will be released for the first time in full color with remastered artwork and new story elements for this deluxe 21st century digital edition available at the Pander Brothers digital comics imprint FUSE Comics! Don't miss this critically acclaimed political thriller deemed a "Comix Masterpiece" by Mondo 2000.
The Dissident: Opt Out comic prequel. Out in Jan 1st, 2017, tells the story of citizen journalist Hans Nobel whose photographic memory contains information that could save New York City's citizens from persecution when they rise up against a state of martial law.
The Dissident: Opt Out arrives on New Years Day 2017 FREE at the DissidentDaily.Com!
On New Year's Eve 2032, HANS NOBEL, a journalist with a photographic memory, finds himself at the center of a political uprising when an activist movement called ECHO rebels against an oppressive system that uses personal online information to oppress its citizens. When the national election is cancelled, the public is fed up and join the ECHO' activists who have "opted out" of social technology. Echo plans an uprising timed to coincide with a hack of the system's data hub called "The Nucleus" where all personal information is stored, in order to ensure the "Opt Outers" identities will remain anonymous and safe from reprisal. Hans is tasked to hack and destroy the Nucleus'. But as forces close in Hans must become a human back-up-drive, running into the heart of the uprising in Times Square to deliver the code to Fathom and save the Opt Outers from mass persecution.
The Pander Brothers discuss their storytelling process of The Dissident for The Oregon Storytellers series in 1859 magazine online produced by Andy Batt.
Known for their groundbreaking art in Grendel: Devil’s Legacy, their terrifying Exquisite Corpse series, and their revolutionary epic Triple X, the Pander Brothers now sink their teeth into Girlfiend, a pulp-infused thriller in which a human and his vampire girlfriend hunt the criminal underworld to keep their love alive. Nothing could go wrong with that plan, right?
All told through phone texts, Claire maintains an open relationship with her boyfriend Scott, an ad agency executive who is out of town on business. He suggests that Claire meet Whitney, the “other woman”, who is curious to have an intimate tryst with Claire once Scott returns. When Whitney and Claire agree to meet at a nightclub, the truth behind the texts is revealed.
Written by Arnold Pander and directed by the Pander Brothers, the acclaimed Portland film and graphic novel duo’s latest short film stars Cora Benesh, (City Baby), C.C. Sheffield (Somewhere, True Blood), Kc Guyer and Julian Bryant.
Subtext is Executive Produced by Courtney Taylor Taylor of the Dandy Warhols with music by The Bell Gardens.
Excerpts from projects produced and directed by the Pander brothers.