Published on November 13th, 2014 | by Richard Boom
EXPOSURE Volume 2 REVEALS MORE ABOUT LISA AND SHAWNA
EXPOSURE, the sexy series about female investigators of the supernatural, began 15 years ago at a well-received mini-series at Image Comics, written by veteran comics writer David Campiti and illustrated by good girl artist Al Rio, who was flying high as a top Image artist at the time. More recently, it returned as a serialized webcomic on exposure.keenspot.com, and a Kickstarted EXPOSURE Volume 1 collection of all of Al Rio’s stories appeared this year in comics shops.
Before Al Rio passed away, he hand-picked artist Jinky Coronado to draw new EXPOSURE adventures, which continued for the past couple of years serialized on Keenspot.
“Not long after I started, Al died,” recalls Jinky. “I had pretty big shoes to fill. I did my best to keep the look and the essence of the series the same, but bring it up to 2015 contemporary with fashions and electronics. The first volume had huge portable phones, CRT displays, and 1999-era fashions! The art is pretty sexy — but in a very fun, clever manner. Tease, not sleaze.”
EXPOSURE Volume 2 — “Blind Faith” joins Lisa, Shawna, Graham Burrows, and Alan Wong not long after the last story in Volume 1. They uncover a crucifix dating back some two thousand years, its blood holding the very essence of magic. The supernatural stories take some odd, unexpected turns, including a flashback to an alternate timeline, a big religious thriller, and even a story about zombies called “Night of the Living Dad!” that deals with the never-ending efforts and responsibilities a father puts himself through, at any cost. They wrap it with a story that’s a real throwback kids-adventure type tale.
EXPOSURE Volume 2 is a 192-page full-color graphic novel in hardcover and in softcover, two and a half years of very hard work for Jinky Coronado, David Campiti, and co-writer Bill Yu — as well as for co-artist Larry Tuazon, letterer Zach Matheny, and colorist Katrina MaeHao.
Although the KIckstarter hit its early goal, their true goal, of course, is to reach $30,000.00 or more. Not only would this allow us to get Volume 2 printed and published, it also means they could draw and write a Volume 3.
The Kickstarter offers a wide range of incentives — custom sexy commissions and sketches from Jinky, EXPOSURE interior art pages, rare collectible EXPOSURE watches and mousepads, and autographed editions of the trades, hardcovers, and Image-era comics — and more.