About THE SOLAR GRIDSet nearly 1000 years after a global flood, THE SOLAR GRID tells of an Earth basked in eternal daylight, made possible by a vast network of satellites that orbit the globe, transforming it into a solar-powered factory for Mars. But two orphans, Mehret and Kameen, who rummage through the wastelands of Earth in search of lucrative artifacts, come upon an item that will alter Earth’s relationship with Mars forever.
THE SOLAR GRID is an ambitious graphic novel by Ganzeer that explores the relationship between industrialism, enviornmentalism, colonialism, and race-relations on a spacefaring scale.
A serialized edition of THE SOLAR GRID will see print from Radix Media in collaboration with Ganzeer’s own Mythomatic imprint beginning in April 2021. Upon completion, Mythomatic will be releasing a collected hardback edition in early 2022, followed shortly by a Korean edition from Huud Books out of Seoul, South Korea.
In the meantime however, digital installments will continue to be offered right here at thesolargrid.net
“Already it's claimed the title of my favorite comic series of 2016 and one of my favorite science fiction comics of all time.”
– PATRICK LAROSE, COMIC BASTARDS
“[THE SOLAR GRID] is an intoxicating, ambitious read, and each installment brings new angles and exciting concepts to the story.”
– MARK ALLEN, FLICKERING MYTH
“A dire environmental warning.”
– FOREIGN POLICY
About GANZEERGanzeer is a maker of Concept Pop, a kind of cultural insurgency that can be seen in his wide-ranging artistic output, be it in installations, prints, paintings, videos, objects, guerrilla actions in public space, as well as comix. He has written for a number of publications such as Das Magazin, The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, and Creative Time Reports. Art in America Magazine has referred to Ganzeer’s work as “New Realism,” and the Huffington Post ranked him among “25 Street Artists from Around the World who are Shaking Up Public Art”, while Sci-Fi Addicts placed him on a list of “5 Comic Book Writers Who Could Continue Alan Moore’s Legacy,” and he was prominently featured in the New York Times. In 2016, Foreign Policy acknowledged his work on THE SOLAR GRID with a Global Thinker Award. Much of Ganzeer’s art is in a number of institutional collections and museums.
Since beginning work on THE SOLAR GRID, he has lived in Los Angeles, Denver, and finally Houston, where he is currently based.
More info at ganzeer.com