In FINGER GUNS, two troubled teenagers discover they can manipulate emotions by firing finger guns. There will be laughs. There will be tears. There will be uncomfortable teen feelings and angst. Oh yeah.. And chaos. So much chaos.
"FINGER GUNS is a deceptively brave story," says Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. "It’s about kids, who have the strange ability to point their fingers at people and—bang—manipulate their emotions, but it is not a story for kids. FINGER GUNS handles some heavy themes and tough imagery with such a deft touch you could almost miss it—almost. You’ll see a young white kid running around blasting people with a finger gun that makes them powerfully angry. You’ll see a young girl of color firing a calm gun to stem the chaotic tide. You’ll see these two become friends—support each other, learn from each other, and even hurt each other, in equal measure. FINGER GUNS is a book about emotional maturity, what it takes to grow up, how few of us actually do, and the importance of harnessing compassion in an age of selfishness. Like I said, it’s deceptively brave. You’ll have so much fun, right up until you feel the tears welling."
"As someone who battles with depression, I’ve always felt like an outcast—and this was no exception," adds Richards. "I felt like my dream about kids with emotion-manipulating finger guns was proof that I didn’t belong in the writing industry. I felt embarrassed to tell anyone about it. It took a while, and the help of some friends, to realise I wasn’t alone. Not only was I not alone, but that painful sense of loneliness could be powerful—if explored."
"It took me back to when I was younger, trying to navigate through the ups and downs of being a teenager.
I'm a recently transitioning trans man so I've been thinking about that time quite a lot recently,
considering I'm currently going through a puberty I never got to experience back then.
So as you can imagine, as a music loving sad boy going through puberty 2,
I relate to the character, Wes, a great deal. There's just something so real and timeless
about this story that I really appreciate. It feels nostalgic, even though
it takes place in the present, but it never pulls its punches
or sugar coats what it's like to grow up."
The first issue will drop with it's own Pulp & Paint variant cover by Nathan Gooden & Tim Daniel.
ABOUT VAULT COMICS:
Vault Comics is a private, family-owned company, publishing science fiction and fantasy comics and graphic novels. Vault encourages its creators to break the established order, defy preconceptions of society and identity, and push the boundaries of the medium with bold visions and voices that connect with readers and capture their imaginations.