“As an identical triplet and Korean adoptee, I wanted to explore my own self-exploration of identity through the lens of science fiction,” said Holt. “I think anyone that is looking for a new take on an artificial intelligence story will thoroughly enjoy what George and I have crafted.”
Made In Korea is about Jesse, the world’s first true A.I. system, who is on “an exciting exploration of what it means to be a family in an age when biological parenthood is no longer a reality.”
Holt is the writer of Virtually Yours and Skinned, which have themes in the same neighborhood as Made in Korea. He also wrote Before Houdini and After Houdini. Schall, who is from São Paulo, has co-authored and illustrated three Brazilian graphic novels, and has also worked on Dark Horse Presents, BOOM!’s Planet of the Apes comics and Chasing Echoes.
“In a genre that often feels old because of how fast our world evolves, Jeremy has managed to write a story that feels both very personal and relevant to this day,” Schall said. “Doesn’t matter if you’re a sci-fi fan or not, there’s something everyone will be able to relate to in this comic.”
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