I'm delighted to announce that Tor Books will be publishing THE FURNACE, my debut full-length graphic novel, in July of 2018.
THE FURNACE is the story of Walton Honderich, a middle-aged physicist circa 2050, trying to come to terms with his youthful involvement in a crime against humanity: the devolopment of a means of incarceration that reduces prisoners to the status of living ghosts. THE FURNACE is a sci-fi story about a dark and looming possibility, an examination of the pitfalls of parenthood, and a uniquely American horror story.
Prentis Rollins creates a future uncomfortably around the corner, and populates it with very human people confronting themselves and their destinies. You can feel a lifetime of craft at making comics stretching into something more.
--PAUL LEVITZ, writer, former Publisher, DC Comics
Prentis Rollins introduces a brilliant idea waiting to happen and shows us the consequences of removing the humanity from science and the cost it has on one’s soul. THE FURNACE does what the best science fiction should, it gives us a glimpse into the world of tomorrow while keeping us deeply invested in the relatable emotional journey of its main characters.
I have been a fan of Rollins' for years and he hasn't missed a step. It's a great critique of technology and the human condition, the prison industrial complex, and the profound traumas that scar us but can also make us stronger.
--JOHN JENNINGS, Artist of the New York Times best-selling graphic novel adaptation of Octavia Butler's Kindred.