In this Afro-futuristic universe, there is no clear line between artificial intelligence and humans who need mechanical parts to survive. They have been treated unfairly by the powers that be. In a world where love, magick*, and spirituality thrive, the characters in this story must come to terms with the grim notion that light can only emerge via darkness.

*Spelled the alchemic way on purpose, to differentiate between performance or stage magic and combining art and science to create something new in alignment with one’s will.

Story by: Lorisse Ortiz-Bentiné
Art by: Justin Fischetto