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ENTER ZĒP: A WORLD IN TWELVE VOLUMES is an ongoing, incredibly ambitious, graphic novel project/series in twelve episodic volumes, straight from the fertile mind of Nolan Cross, and illustrated from the talented pen of Benji Andringa. Each volume consists of 7 story chapters of varying lengths, which will become available as the fable is written and drawn!

The saga takes place in the parallel world known as Zēp, where heavily detailed, complex, and wacky characters come together to form the narrative. ZĒP will take you to Hell and back – at times literally – on an incredible journey of violence, the tortured human psyche, memory, redemption, and above all, Good and Evil, all in a vastly and rapidly changing interconnected world. ZĒP is about everything fantastical, deranged, and philosophical at its very core, and will take you on a bizarre quest that you have never before seen.

Project ZĒP’s defining features, described by the creator:

  • ZĒP blends all genres. Gut-wrenching horror, pitch dark comedy, epic fantasy, cosmic science fiction, mystery thriller, all-too human melodrama, high action and adventure, and long-suffering brutal war are all moulded together to create something truly unique.
  • Overall, ZĒP is not for the faint of heart…which is exactly the point. Throughout everything, sticking with the tale and enduring the darkness is all necessary to see the beauty and light at the end of the journey.
  • Surreal and incredible visuals! Every location in ZĒP has a clear and defining aesthetic, and vibrant colour will become a larger feature as we go on. Filmmakers Alejandro Jodorowsky and David Lynch mixed with 80’s fantasy films and video games of all kinds are often touchstones for the look of the world itself.
  • The modern and the medieval are at one in our world in many unexpected ways.
  • And, above all else, fascinatingly layered characters and riveting, often delightfully weird dialogue. No character is as they seem, and factions of all kinds soon burst into the fray from every corner of Zēp, as the ultimate universe-traversing battle between the valiant complexity of Good and the extravagant depravity of Evil is set!

 

The making of a single Volume usually takes 9 months. After Nolan and Benji complete the artwork, video editor and sound mixer Declan Saville takes the Volume and digitizes it into an animated movie style presentation under Nolan’s careful direction! These wonderfully absorbing films will be available for rent here on our site, for you to fully experience the cinematic, gruelling splendour of ZĒP…

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