Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
These books are regularly taken by the team to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every two weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘The House that Groaned‘ by Karrie Fransman here.
‘Other Lives‘ by Peter Bagge
‘Other Lives” is an original graphic novel award-winning creator by Peter Bagge.
The story brings us through the topic of people’s identities, both real and created, and how the two become confused and conflated, particularly through the use of the Internet and obsessive participation in role-playing games.
The pages introduce you to three characters. Three men who were classmates in college and who are all “geeks”, a self-loathing journalist who has a seemingly normal girlfriend, a conspiracy theorist who still lives with his mum and an unemployed gamer who lives in his car.
The men meet again after being separated for 10 years when their ‘make-believe’ personas collide with their real lives.
In ‘Other Lives’ the men struggle to stop the lines between real-life and pretend becoming blurred, especially when the outcome is murder.