What if you died with your significant other, but lost track of them in the afterlife? This harrowing question is explored in Chris Callahan’s new comic book series The Misplaced, and with the four-issue miniseries making its debut on November 20th from Source Point Press, we've been provided with an exclusive preview to share with Daily Dead readers.

Desperate for clues on what happened to his wife after their departure from the mortal plane, one man recreates his own death in the afterlife in our exclusive preview pages from The Misplaced Chapter 1, which you can view in the gallery below. For more background on our preview, here's what Callahan himself had to say:

"At this point, we’ve met James and discovered his dissatisfaction with the monotony of the afterlife. We’ve just learned that his wife’s soul has been missing since their fatal shipwreck, and James is determined to find out why. How far will he go to save her and solve the mystery of The Misplaced?"

Callahan also discussed why he wanted to take a mixed media approach to the artwork of The Misplaced:

"Some of my favorite artists in the industry have always been the mixed media giants like Dave McKean, Bill Sienkiewicz, and David Mack. They truly operate without rules. It’s not a style that works for everything, but I felt that the disjointed feeling of mixed media would play well with the story of The Misplaced, emphasizing the unfamiliar and unsettling afterlife James has found himself in. And as a TV motion graphic designer, it’s the style I have the most skill in. The colors and effects and techniques I have access to in that toolbox felt unlike anything I could create in a single medium, and brought The Misplaced to life in a way I couldn’t even imagine."

We have the official press release with full details on The Misplaced, and to learn more, visit Source Point Press online:

Press Release: Television designer and winner of the Aspen Comics Talent Hunt Chris Callahan has created a beautiful and spellbinding comic book debut about love, death, and the limitations of Paradise. After a fatal shipwreck, James finds himself dissatisfied with the tedious machinations of the afterlife. Even worse, his wife Anna is nowhere to be found. Will James leave eternal paradise to find her? THE MISPLACED follows James’ journey through the afterlife in search of his wife’s soul. Source Point Press will publish the first issue of Chris Callahan’s stunning, genre-defying four part comic book mini series on November 20th, 2019.

“THE MISPLACED originally started out as a collection of single art pieces,” said debut writer and artist Chris Callahan. “After those got a little attention, my friends kept asking me what the story was about. Since they were all thematically linked, decided it was a natural progression to turn it into a book.”

In THE MISPLACED, James discovers an even darker and more menacing secret that threatens not just their own souls but the very fabric of the universe. To create the comic, Callahan uses photo collage, digital painting, 3D models, and traditional painting. Twisted and haunting, Callahan’s comic book debut raises ethical and spiritual issues that will resonate with readers, while introducing a major new creative talent.

“THE MISPLACED is one of the most thought-provoking, hauntingly beautiful, and unsettling books that we’ve seen here at Source Point Press,” says Editor-In-Chief Travis McIntire.

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