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Comics & Graphic Novels Dystopian

The Automatic Age

by (author) G.M.B. Chomichuk

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
May 2020
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    May 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 14 to 18
  • Grade: 9 to 12


Shortlisted for the 2021 Manuela Dias Book Illustration Award THE AUTOMATIC AGE is the story of a father and son navigating an automated apocalypse. Set in a mid-century computerized utopia of automats, self-driving cars, food pills and happy robo-servants, robot search teams find and remove the troublesome people that clutter it. A perfect future in which humans are forbidden to live. THE AUTOMATIC AGE is a series of illustrated short novellas. Each story is self-contained but all are part of a young boy's education about a world lost and a self that will need to be reclaimed.

About the author

GMB Chomichuk is an award-winning writer and illustrator whose work has appeared in film, television, books, comics and graphic novels. His most recent work with HighWater Press, Will I See?, was a collaboration with writer David A. Robertson and singer/songwriter Iskwe. He writes and/or illustrates occult suspense stories like Midnight City, science fiction works like Red Earth, or inspirational all-ages adventure stories like Cassie and Tonk. He is the host of Super Pulp Science a podcast about how genre gets made. His newest full length graphic novel Apocrypha: The Legend of Babymetal was featured on The Hollywood Reporter, The Nerdist, and Billboard Magazine.

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Editorial Reviews

"Dark images of shadowy electronica and human figures ... add grim atmospheric notes to a dystopic tale which, being framed in one- to seven-page episodes, has a shocked, staccato feel." - Kirkus Reviews

"Though the action-filled plot with its short chapters will easily hold readers' attention, it is Chomichuk's worldbuilding that will really grab readers" - CM: Canadian Review of Materials

"A gripping, action-packed page turner about a father and son trying to survive their post-apocalyptic world. I couldn't put it down." - Kristen Ciccarelli, internationally bestselling author of The Last Namsara

"Chomichuk has developed a fascinating, complex setting . . . And he uses it to explore timely themes of automation, scarcity economics, and robot ethics, while also showcasing his formidable imagination." - Quill & Quire

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