“Krótka’s poetic art showing us through a glass darkly, what’s happening. Kind of sci-fi, kind of romance, kind of mythic, more than a little trippy . . . ”
What is SYNCANDI [sɪn ˈkændi]?
In October 2015 I commissioned Polish artist extraordinaire Joanna Krótka to illustrate a graphic novel I had written entitled SYNCANDI. In July 2016 we began publishing SYNCANDI as a monthly series of ten digital comic issues accompanied by ten illustrations available as print posters.
In 2016 I commissioned Nono Nagami — a 16 year old Japanese songwriter to write a song for the project, which I arranged and produced. Later that year I commissioned Australian filmmaker, David Nerlich to create an animated film for Nono’s song. The song and video are entitled Love Song of Genies Res and will be released soon.
At present we have officially published the SYNCANDI (digital) Graphic Novel and (print) Posters.
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A philosophical look at life, love and death in the 22nd century
SYNCANDI is a philosophical narrative set in a future when the science of synthetic biology has empowered us to create and control our ‘natural’ environment. The narrative questions the nature of life, love and death through the relationship between an exiled assassin and her biologically synthetic human nurse.
The graphic novel follows the adventures of a newly created biologically synthetic human named Ikkyu, who awakens in an off limits experimental forest to find she has been stolen in order to care for a dying female assassin named Sync. Ikkyu has not been fully processed, which makes her psychologically vulnerable. She soon discovers that she has the unique ability to communicate through music with the surrounding forest. Stimulated by the constant exposure to the sentient forest and Sync’s affections, not to mention her encounters with a mysterious shaman, Ikkyu begins to develop willpower and desire. Struggling to come to terms with her identity and emotions, Ikkyu makes a radical decision with profound and far reaching consequences . . .
Thank you for reading.
Roberto is an Italian Australian artist who is currently based in Kyoto Japan. He creates and produces music, words and video. More information about Roberto can be found at www.iolini.com
Joanna is an illustrator based in Kraków, Poland. She received her MFA in Graphic Arts in 2010. She works mainly in the fields of illustration and comics. Other times she’s busy fangirling. More information about Joanna can be found at www.joannakrotka.com
What is Studio Syncandi?
Studio Syncandi [sɪn ˈkændi] is an independent artist studio based in Kyoto Japan. It was established in 2015 by artist, composer, filmmaker, writer and radio producer Roberto Iolini to produce and distribute the SYNCANDI Project.
Studio Syncandi is registered with the Japanese Tax Office as a Sole Proprietor (kojin jigyo) in Japan.
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