Scott Snyder and Jeff Lemire are collaborating on a new graphic novel called AD: After Death, about scientists discovering a cure for death. The book will be released in fall 2015. Snyder is writing the book, with Lemire providing artwork.
Outhouse Ace Reporter Tim Midura was on the scene for the press conference with his best friend Scott Snyder, and he gave us some quick notes:
On AD After Death
* First non serialized story by Snyder
* The cure for death is only a starting point.
* What are the wonders and terrors of having unlimited time.
* AD After Death is a passion project.
UPDATE: Here's the official description, courtesy of Image's website:
AD: AFTER DEATH will be set in a near future where death has been cured and one man must come to grips with what comes next.
"AD will be the first long form work that I've illustrated which I haven't also written myself," said Lemire. "I wouldn't do that unless it was with a writer who I admired and trusted as much as I do Scott. I'm in a rare position in that one of the best writers in comics also happens to be one of my best friends. Scott and I have wanted to collaborate on a project for a long time, we've just been waiting for the right story and as soon as Scott told me about AD, I knew this was it. Combining grounded science fiction with a deep sense of humanity, AD is a book that will bring out the best in both of us as storytellers and also push us each into new territories. And I couldn't have a better partner to explore this new world with than Scott Snyder."
Snyder explained that AD: AFTER DEATH is a story he'd been thinking about for a long time and is infused with many of his personal fears and fantasies regarding mortality. "Getting older, watching your kids grow too fast, some nights it just feels terrifying, how quickly it all goes," said Snyder. "So what if there were no death? What if it was curable? What if you could live many lives, take many paths, and never worry about running out of time? Never worry about saying goodbye to anyone, anything? These are the questions at the center ofAD. They're questions Jeff and I have talked about it as fathers and friends and creators, and it's a book I feel we could only do together. Jeff is one of my favorite artists, and favorite people on the planet, and luckily, he's also the perfect person for this book in every way. I'm honored and thrilled he agreed to do it. It's going to be something special, and I can't wait for you all to see it."