The first book is here! All Hell Breaks Loose! Here's the synopsis that was sent to a number of publishers:
All Hell Breaks Loose! is a look at
the problems of the modern, intolerant, material culture that has a
strangle hold on the Western World from the perspective of three
young boys who live in the small town of Ebola Falls, Montana.
Unlike most adults, children don't pay much attention to things like
double standards or denying one's impulses. Neither do I. In this
series I combine a fact-based look at childhood, gleaned from years
of personal experience, and straight talk and common sense to combat
the destructive habits of a secular world view ruled by money and
selfish shallow desire.
All Hell Breaks Loose! is
uncompromising. Everyone is a potential target for criticism, and,
indeed, everyone is targeted. The style is intentionally simplistic
as a critique of a culture that is dangerously lacking depth.
None-the-less there is more than enough variety in the content of the
humour of All Hell Breaks Loose! to satisfy even the most
unsophisticated of potential readers.
The series is, currently, planned to
be six 24 page books, done mostly in black and white with occasional
interspaced colour, like in Schindler's List
, for heightened
comedic effect (test audiences seemed particularly attracted to this
feature, which is why later books contain more colour effects than
earlier ones). Each book contains about ten separate stories,
ranging from one to four pages in length. All Hell Breaks Loose! was
originally intended for readers who are sophisticated enough to
notice the subtle subtext but who still enjoy rather immature humour,
but I have yet to find a reader who was unable to find anything
entertaining and humorous in the series.
"Gee, that sounds like a fascinating book, why would other publishers not want me to read it?"
I'm glad you asked that question. The reason is very simple indeed. This book tells people the truth! It tells potential readers exactly what is the driving factor of the publishing companies, and other companies as well. Publishers don't want you to see this book. It can't be classified and put into a nice category with other high art books that are all surface and no depth. The publishers didn't like the style because it tells people that culture is all image and flash and has no meaning, just like so many hollow generic comic books!
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