🏆 2023 BIBA® Graphic Novel Winner!
Science and Spirituality.
Man and Machine.
Can they exist in harmony?
The human race has done it.
They’ve perfected artificial intelligence – an independent being that can think and emote entirely on its own.
It can learn and create.
It possesses, for the first time, a personal magnetism.
They are called ConneXions…
Created by Latimer Industries, the ConneXion Series gets its innovation from one singular attribute: crystal technology. These carefully chosen silicon features are crafted to give each A.I. its unique function and personality.
But despite this staggering achievement, the company is not satisfied. They push the limits of what is possible. They need more from their creation. Five ConneXions are assigned to lead a space expedition to ANANKE, an icy dwarf planet hidden near the Asteroid Belt.
The mission? To find a potential environment suitable for human habitation. We are introduced to the off-world crew in the middle of an urgent deep-sea exploration. On this quest, a discovery is made that will alter the fate of both man and machine. There’s no escape, no turning back, as our ConneXions grapple with the uncovered knowledge of this alien landscape!
Natalie Raffaele is a Brooklyn based creator and writer of the ANANKE sci-fi graphic novel series with a penchant for modern science, art, and spirituality. She is also an entrepreneur and owner of the independent publishing house, Raffish Press. Her works are designed to bridge the above three disciplines with unique visuals and engaging storytelling.
Graduating with a BA degree in filmmaking and another in history from the prestigious Macaulay Honors College, and having over a decade of experience in film production, with the last 4 years as a producer at PS260 Post Production, she applies the same work ethic and knowledge developed from her educational and professional experiences to her own creative endeavors. Natalie is excited to debut ANANKE: The Prologue to the world, and looks forward to continuing and sharing this epic sci-fi anthology with her fans!