Daniel Warren Johnson + Riley Rossmo team up for ‘The Moon Is Following Us’

The new series will debut from Image Comics in September.

Daniel Warren Johnson and Riley Rossmo are teaming together for a new creator-owned series coming from Image Comics this fall. The Moon Is Following Us is “about family and about parenthood, but it also has sweet snake monsters,” Johnson said, as two parents go to extreme lengths to rescue their daughter.

In his email newsletter, Johnson revealed a look at the project, which he will write and then split the art duties with Rossmo. Mike Spicer will color the series.

“Needless to say, we are both bringing everything we got with this one,” Johnson writes. “Also, while I am writing it, we’re also splitting interior art duties, with Riley taking about 85%, and me the rest. It’s a super collab, and I haven’t seen different art styles used this way in storytelling yet.”

Johnson said the title for the book actually came from his daughter.

“The title came from my daughter Fiona, during a walk a few years back,” Johnson said in his newsletter. “We were walking to the park in the evening, and she saw the moon in the sky. ‘Look, Dad! The moon!’ We then were swinging on the swings when she saw the moon once more. ‘Dad! It’s the moon again.’ And it was during our walk home that she looked up and exclaimed ‘Dad, the moon is following us!’ And the title (and the vibe) was born!”

Here’s a look at some of the interior art in black and white:

And here’s a look at Johnson’s wraparound variant cover for the first issue, both in black and white:

And in color:

And finally, Johnson has created a trailer for the series, featuring music he wrote and recorded:

Look for the first issue to arrive in stores Sept. 18.

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