Comixology has announced Census, a new Comixology Originals series from writers Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman, artist Sebastián Píriz, letterer Bernardo Brice, and editor Sarah Litt. The five-issue series, which launches on the digital platform tomorrow, follows a college student in New York who takes a job counting all the supernatural creatures who live in the city.
Here’s how Comixology describes Census:
Liam Malone is a poly-sci major with a minor in communications who’s searching for his first real job. While riding the bus in NYC he sees a sign that says “Good pay, flexible hours, no experience necessary” so he heads on over for an interview and gets a job working for the Census Bureau. But he quickly learns this is no ordinary Census Bureau, it’s the Otherworld Census Bureau and he’s got to count and register all of the demons, djinn, changelings, and other supernatural beings living in New York.
In Census, Liam embarks on a terrifying yet humorous adventure as he goes door to door and learns that to get the job of a lifetime, sometimes you have to sell your soul. This job might just cost him his life.
In a statement announcing the series, Bernardin, Freeman, and Píriz spoke about working on the book:
“I was born in New York City, and it always feels like a place that has more doors than people. And behind each of those doors is someone’s story,” says Bernardin. “Many of those stories are mundane and average, I’m sure, but others might be wild and magical and dangerous. As New Yorkers, Adam and I figured this was the perfect canvas to place a coming-of-age tale about a pathetically apathetic slacker who learns a bit about the real world and his place in it.”
Freeman added, “We love turning genres on their heads, so it was a blast to bring our sense of humor to the supernatural and mythological sandbox – all set within the diverse cultures and boroughs of our native New York City.”
“I had a great time bringing Marc and Adam’s super detailed New York to life and populating it with monsters and creatures from all around the world,” says artist Píriz. “Lots of the pages were like a gift from the writers encouraging me to have fun. I can’t wait for readers to see it.”
Check out a six-page preview of the first issue of the series below. Census #1 (of 5) is due out from Comixology Originals tomorrow, September 13th.