. . . 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 . . .Read Full Review by Felicity @ Pixel Pop
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 describes 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 . . .
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.