Comics

#1 Chinese Restaurant is a communal comic created by Karl Orozco and Isha Aran that explores the people who drive the American Chinese restaurant industry. A prestigious and obsessive food critic takes it upon herself to visit every single restaurant named “#1 Chinese Restaurant“ and definitively rank them according to her tastes. As a result, the restaurants must change their signs to reflect this ranking. #1CR’s team of writers and artists (which you can join!) tell the stories of heartbreak, success, loss, love, and hunger of the various restaurants, their families and their communities.

Centuries of global warming have risen sea levels and temperatures to such absurd heights that the Colorado Rocky Mountains are now a hauntingly peaceful, tropical archipelago. Years after a mass space exodus leaves Earth nearly deserted, Forest and his son Frankie debate whether their island mountaintop has enough resources for their survival – or if they should set sail for elsewheres.

Pink Matter is the story of Ira Irving and Ira’s return to her motherland of Polo – a small island in the Pacific Ocean. Ira is the last living Poloan on Earth after her ancestors were murdered by sea-monsters when she was just a baby. Ira also deals with a peculiar case of epilepsy that, upon moving back to Polo, begins to reveal unforeseen symptoms. Ira has always been more attuned with her senses than your average person, but recently Ira has unlocked the ability to heighten one of her five senses at the expense of shutting down the other four. With this gift, Ira begins learning more about her people, her family and her home – subjects she has spent her whole life actively avoiding. However, despite putting so much faith in her remarkable senses, there are still some secrets Ira is unwilling to believe