"Ever since Anand and I finished our previous project, we'd been talking about creating a book that made use of his more painted style," V tells Newsarama. "I had a story in mind that combined my love of haunting jazz and anecdotes of artistic struggle, using them as a window to look into a character's downward spiral. Much like my other projects the ideas just all seemed to fit."
Blue in Green centers on Erik Dieter, a musician dealing with a creative downturn in his life while also wrestling with the death of his mother.
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"The dark and haunting portrayal of a young musician's pursuit of creative genius—the monstrous nature of which threatens to consume him as it did his predecessor half a century ago," reads Image Comics' synopsis of the OGN.
Ram V and Anand Rk first worked together in 2018's Grafity's Wall, a crowdfunded OGN which was republished in an expanded form by Dark Horse Comics in 2020.
"It took us a couple of months just to figure out the aesthetic tone we wanted [Blue in Green] to have," the writer continues. "But I look at it now and feel an immense satisfaction at having created this piece of art. I hope people who read it will see that too!"
The Blue in Green OGN goes on sale October 28 in comic book stores and digital platforms, then November 3 in bookstores.
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