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What is SYNCANDI [sɪn ˈkændi]?

In July 2015 I commissioned Polish artist extraordinaire Joanna Krótka to create a graphic novel based on a feature film screenplay I’d written. Joanna went on to single handedly create the storyboards, artwork, lettering and colouring. In July 2016 we began publishing SYNCANDI as a monthly series of ten digital comic issues accompanied by ten illustrations available as print posters.

As of August 2017 now only sell the SYNCANDI Graphic Novel and Posters.

You can buy all SYNCANDI products directly from this site.

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.

Story Introduction

SYNCANDI 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 Iolini

The Creators

Roberto Iolini

Roberto Iolini Bio Pic

Roberto is an Italian Australian creative professional who is currently based in Kyoto Japan. He creates and produces music, words and video. More information about Roberto  can be found at

Joanna Krótka

Joanna Krótka Bio Pic

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