|2017 DEBUT||Pika’s Peak|
|Book Author(s)||Akire Bubar and Patrick Campbell|
|Book List Price||$6.00|
Pika’s Peak is a webcomic about friends, the family we are born to, the family we find, and the journey that connects them all. Trill is a pika setting off to find a new home for herself when her old one is threatened by climate change. Kitch is a rabbit cut loose by his family and trying to find his place in the world.
This is an unusual collaboration! Pika’s Peak is written and illustrated by both Akire Bubar and Patrick Campbell. By all reasonable standards, this should be a train wreck in the making, but instead it’s a grand melding of styles and voices. Akire and Patch bounce story ideas off each other by phone and email to build the overall shape of the story, and trade off scenes, with Patch doing a few pages, Akire doing the next few, Patch doing a few more, and so on. Through this game of narrative hot potato, a story is born and a world created.