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Canopus

Illustrated by Dave Chisholm

Canopus is a psychological sci-fi written and illustrated by Dave Chisholm that, within its tense narrative of an astronaut marooned, explores themes of resentment, forgiveness, memory, and identity.

Helen wakes up marooned on a lifeless alien planet 300 light years from Earth with no memories beyond a hazy sense of extinction-level urgency to return to Earth. Joined by Arther, her strange robot companion, she explores the planet to find materials necessary to repair her ship. However, circumstances are not as straightforward as they seem. Along the way, Helen's most painful memories return as monstrous manifestations hell-bent on her destruction.

In Canopus, author/illustrator Dave Chisholm pushes the storytelling language of the comics medium to stunning new places while retaining its psychological sci-fi beating heart, finding the sweet spot for both fans of formalist graphic novels (Asterios Polyp, Rusty Brown) and fans of trippy, pulpy sci-fi (Annihilation, Black Science, Descender). 

 

Dave Chisholm is a trumpet player, cartoonist, composer, and educator currently residing in Rochester, NY where he received his doctorate in jazz trumpet from the Eastman School of Music in 2013. He coexists in both the music and comics worlds, resulting in a wide variety of creative projects.

In addition to CANOPUS, his credits include the acclaimed graphic novel about legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker CHASIN' THE BIRD (Z2, 2020), graphic novel + soundtrack Instrumental (Z2, 2017), as well as a variety of short stories for award-winning anthologies. He also teaches visual art, cartooning, and music at Rochester Institute of Technology and The Hochstein School in Rochester, NY.

He spends his free time hanging out with his wife Elise and their two cats Tillie and Penny.

http://davechisholmmusic.com

Dave Chisholm is a trumpet player, cartoonist, composer, and educator currently residing in Rochester, NY where he received his doctorate in jazz trumpet from the Eastman School of Music in 2013. He coexists in both the music and comics worlds, resulting in a wide variety of creative projects.

In addition to CANOPUS, his credits include the acclaimed graphic novel about legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker CHASIN' THE BIRD (Z2, 2020), graphic novel + soundtrack Instrumental (Z2, 2017), as well as a variety of short stories for award-winning anthologies. He also teaches visual art, cartooning, and music at Rochester Institute of Technology and The Hochstein School in Rochester, NY.

He spends his free time hanging out with his wife Elise and their two cats Tillie and Penny.

http://davechisholmmusic.com