We’re very proud to announce that we’ve acquired the rights to the super successful Kickstarter Project, THE ELECTRIC STATE! The narrative art book from Simon Stålenhag tells the story of a teen runaway and her robot as they make their way through an alternate USA, a wasteland littered with the remains of a massive drone war and a high tech consumerist society in decline. As they approach the west coast, what awaits them?
Simon Stålenhag has made a name for himself in the last decade painting realistic Scandinavian landscapes of everyday life but dropping in stunning anachronistic high tech touches—robots, drones, power plants, etc. He brings these to life in two earlier books: TALES FROM THE LOOP and THINGS FROM THE FLOOD. We are beyond excited to have THE ELECTRIC STATE be one of our first Skybound Books projects.
Stay tuned for more information on a wide release this fall and also a possible film adaptation from The Russo Brothers!