Written after a 10-day residency at Kunsthuis SYB in the Dutch town of Beetsterzwaag, 'PLASMA SPRING' is the first comic by Daphne Simons and Josie Perry. Here we meet Pauline, savvy entrepreneur and ex-communicated scientist, who helps Rutger build a time machine to end his one-sided thespian battle with Jeff Goldblum.
Self published, riso print, A4, 36 pages.
Available at Good Press (Glasgow), or contact us for a free PDF copy.
Photographs by Steven Maybury (exhibition version of the comic at Piet Zwart Institute Open Studios 2020).
AFTER A CHANCE ENCOUNTER OUTSIDE THE LOCAL SLAUGHTERHOUSE, DUTCH ICON RUTGER HAUER IS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SETTLE A DEMON THAT HAS HAUNTED HIS CAREER. WHAT FOLLOWS IS A WILD RIDE FEATURING AN OUT-OF-CONTROL BREEDING PROGRAM AND DIY TIME TRAVEL. BUT WILL RUTGER’S EGO SURVIVE? (PROBABLY).
'PLASMA FREEZE: Making Friends' (2020)
Set in a Genevan record store in 2004, 'PLASMA FREEZE: Making Friends' is a fast-paced trip through hi-fi and sci-fi , featuring a teenage sweat-extraction plot, a rebellious worker trapped by a hair-care regime, and a food-themed cast of tribute artists, led by Celine Dijon. A prequel to the comic 'PLASMA SPRING' (2019), it offers a glimpse into the past of the mysterious ambiv-illain Pauline, before she winds up in the sleepy town of Beetsterzwaag to stir things up for Dutch film icon Rutger Hauer. 'PLASMA FREEZE: Making Friends' is accompanied by a series of music videos made by the fictional tribute artists..
Self published, riso print, A4, 32 pages with removable insert.
Editions with black and gold / silver cover.
Available at LIFE (Rotterdam), Print Room (Rotterdam) and Good Press (Glasgow).
WHEN A TEENAGE SURF GOTH BAND IS OFFERED LOADS OF FREE TECH IN A RECORD STORE, THEY DON'T QUESTION THE MOTIVES OF THEIR GENEROUS BENEFACTOR PAULINE. BUT SOON THINGS START TO HEAT UP... LITERALLY
'PLASMA SPRING' (2019)
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WHILE WORKING AS FOOT STYLIST TO THE TUDORS AMIDST THE SWEATING SICKNESS OF 1551, AN ERROR OF THE HEAR SENDS PAULINE UNDERGROUND TO A SUBTERRANEAN HAIR SALON. PAULINE SOON FORGETS HER ABDICATION, BUT CAN SHE ESCAPE THE CONSEQUENCES?
'PLASMA FREEZE: Salon at the Centre of the Earth' (2021)
Limited edition riso print, 40 pages, 36 in black and white and 4 in full colour.
'Plasma Freeze: Salon at the Centre of the Earth' is the third comic by Josie Perry and Daphne Simons, published by PrintRoom Rotterdam in July 2021. In this chapter we get a glimpse of Pauline's time spent with a commune of poodle aesthetes in the 1500s, which involves a run-in with a grumpy Micky Angel (Michelangelo), and a party decorated from the future by art collective General Idea.
Currently available at PrintRoom Rotterdam and Good Press, Glasgow.
Previews of upcoming comic 'PLASMA FREEZE: Halloweel' (scans of coloured pencil drawings, A3)