Updated: Aug 17, 2022
Artist Alexandre Tefenkgi Joins Jason Aaron For New Series ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Highly Acclaimed ‘The Good Asian’ Illustrator Joins the Epic New Original Series Starting in November 2022
BOOM! Studios announced that Eisner Award-winning artist Alexandre Tefenkgi (The Good Asian) will be the series artist for the first five-issue arc of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD, an epic post-apocalyptic series from Eisner and Harvey Award winner and New York Times bestselling writer Jason Aaron (Thor, The Avengers, Southern Bastard) with colorist Lee Loughridge and letterer AndWorld Design, about a love story at the end of the world that’s brutal and nostalgic, whimsical and grounded… and ultimately, timeless. BOOK ONE of this epic series, entitled LOVE IN THE WASTELAND, will be available in stores starting November 2022.
Maceo and Mezzy have never met anyone like each other, and they’ll need all the help they can get to survive a planet ravaged by environmental catastrophe. This epic 15-issue trilogy spans a lifetime as the dark mysteries of a ruined world and their own stark differences tear at the threads holding Maceo and Mezzy together… Will they, and the earth beneath their feet, ultimately be torn apart?
Alexandre Tefenkgi is an award-winning comic book artist and visual creator of The Good Asian and Outpost Zero at Image Comics. Since his first book in 2009 in France, Tefenkgi’s work has been published and awarded in multiple countries. He specializes in character driven stories and emotional poetry, and his craft is devoted to expressing the complexity of human relationships.
“If I had to describe how I feel working on this book, it would be as if I had won a plane ticket to one of the strangest and most beautiful places on earth, the kind of universe where you can find gems buried in a dumpster world,” said Tefenkgi. “Contrast is the name of the game, and Jason has created an original and captivating tale that I’m looking forward to bringing before your eyes.”
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 features main cover art by highly acclaimed illustrator Mike Del Mundo (Thor), and variant cover art by Tefenkgi with colors by Loughridge, Junggeun Yoon (Something is Killing the Children), Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman), and more.
“Alex imbues these characters with such life and emotion that we can’t help but want to follow them across the ruined wasteland and see where their story leads. It’s a story that begins with two children, meeting each other in a tower by the sea, but it’s most definitely not a children’s story. And in Alex’s hands, the end of the world has never looked more beautiful or harrowing,” said Aaron.
ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including BRZRKR by Keanu Reeves, Matt Kindt, and Ron Garney; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone Di Meo; Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Di Nicuolo; The Many Deaths of Laila Starr by Ram V and Filipe Andrade; Basilisk by Cullen Bunn and Jonas Scharf; Grim by Stephanie Phillips and Flaviano; and the upcoming series Briar by Christopher Cantwell and Germán García and Stuff of Nightmares by R.L. Stine and A,L. Kaplan, The Approach by Jeremy Haun, Jason A. Hurley, and Jesus Hervas; Damn Them All by Simon Spurrier and Charlie Adlard, Behold, Behemoth by Si Spurrier and Charlie Adlard, and Specs by David Booher and Chris Shehan. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties, including Dune: House Atreides from Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Dev Pramanik; Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott, Mat Groom, Moises Hidalgo, and Marco Renna; and Magic from Jed McKay and Ig Guara.
Print copies–each issue overflowing with 30 story pages–of ONCE UPON A TIME AT THE END OF THE WORLD #1 will be available for sale in November 2022 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Kindle.