by Josie Perry and Daphne Simons, 2019
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)
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.
Out of print; contact us for a PDF
Photographs by Steven Maybury
'PLASMA FREEZE: Making Friends'
by Josie Perry and Daphne Simons, 2020
Self published, riso print, A4, 32 pages with removable insert.
Editions with black and gold / silver cover.
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
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 mysterious protagonist 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.
Available at LIFE (Rotterdam), Print Room (Rotterdam) and Good Press (Glasgow).
'PLASMA FREEZE: Salon at the Centre of the Earth'
by Josie Perry and Daphne Simons, 2021
riso print, 40 pages, 36 in black and white and 4 in full colour.
WHILE WORKING AS FOOT STYLIST TO THE TUDORS AMIDST THE SWEATING SICKNESS PANDEMIC OF 1551, AN ERROR OF THE HEART 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' 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 the grumpy Micky Angel, and a party decorated from the future by art collective General Idea.
Currently available at PrintRoom Rotterdam and Good Press, Glasgow.
PLASMA SPRING: HALLOWEEL
by Josie Perry and Daphne Simons, 2022
Published by Glom Press
200 x 285mm, 44 pages, 2-colour risograph, saddle-stitch, softcover
Pauline tries to clean up after beheading her zombified ex-lover Elizabeth 1st, but winds up in a conspiracy involving eel-infested royals, frozen swans and a sapphic vampire commune based in artist Leonor Fini’s Parisian apartment. 'Plasma Spring: Halloweel' is a standalone instalment in a series which also includes ‘Plasma Freeze: Salon at the Centre of the Earth’ (published by PrintRoom Rotterdam in 2021), ‘Plasma Freeze: Making Friends’ (self-published, 2020) and ‘Plasma Spring’ (self-published, 2019).
Available at Good Press and Glom Press.
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