The sequel to Storm Clouds, released in 2015 as part of a creative grant from This Is Not Art. 60 pages, risograph printed. Focuses on the mental health of the character Jared Paige, using graphic depictions of his adrenaline levels to demonstrate his struggle with anxiety. The story was written alongside songwriter and sound engineer Jordan Crotty, who produced a two-track EP as Jared's hardcore band, Chances, released as a cassette tape limited to 99 copies.
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The year is 2011, several years before Jared Paige is wanted as prime suspect for the Sydney city serial murderer, the Party Killer. The suffocating anxiety endured by Jared has been brought to an all-time high in the wake of the farewell show for his infamous hardcore band, Chances, and the lingering remorse for turning his entire city against Nadia Chino. As the public image he has built for himself feels more and more like that of a stranger, the future-fugitive is ready to snap. The story begins to bridge the gap between Jared Paige, hardcore barista and Jared Paige, anarchist assassin, as the dark secrets behind Bontown’s small community grow deeper and more mysterious.