Kindgom/Order wordlessly follows a man as he searches for some sort of meaning in his life. Through symbols and sounds, it is clear that he is a part of the greater, natural world, and a bit divorced from the modern world which surrounds him. The nameless protagonist finds himself following the sounds of the animals around him – but how much of this is real, and how much is delusion? Whatever the case, Psaltis will leave you speechless.
“Psaltis’ style in the comic is part Black Hole-era Charles Burns, part Tom Kaczynski’s Beta Testing the Apocalypse and utterly transfixing. [His] work on Kingdom/Order is an utterly unique and beautiful representation of how comics can be so simple and complex at once, how they’re able to communicate with such emotion and intensity but also be completely clear and understandable without the burden of written language.” — Nick Hanover, Loser City
Reid Psaltis is an illustrator from the Pacific Northwest. He has always been fascinated by animal life and compelled to draw. Psaltis majored in oil painting at Western Washington University, completed the science illustration graduate program at California State University – Monterey Bay. Psaltis interned in the Exhibitions Department at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, participating in the creation of the museum’s world famous dioramas. Reid’s book, the Order of Things: A Bestiary was published by Secret Acres in 2016. work has been featured online at the Rumpus, Top Shelf 2.0, Study Group Comics and Trip City. His work has been published by Scout Books’ Good Ink series, Science Notes and Alternative Comics, and he is the illustrator of Dan Bern’s the Gods of Second Chances (Forest Avenue Press). Reid currently lives in Portland, Oregon.
128 page black and white paperback
Secret Acres, 2018