Frank Fisher is nothing, but he wants to be something more. When a mysterious, chain-smoking “muse” named Bonnie offers assistance by injecting actual seeds of inspiration directly into his brain through a festering wound, his world is changed forever. Follow Frank and Bonnie on a surreal, bizarre, and darkly hilarious adventure through their messy lives as they search for meaning in a seemingly meaningless world.
Created and written by Eddie Wright
Issues 1 & 2 illustrated by Jesse Balmer
Issue 3 illustrated by Dave Chisholm
In this issue: Struggling human and raging addict Frank Fisher meets his "muse" Bonnie for a smoke, a chat, and a fix of inspiration.
In this issue: We dip into Bonnie's past life as a different kind of muse. While in the present, we follow Frank into the rabbit hole of his screenplay, "A Big Pile of Misery." And in the screenplay, we learn more about Dusty, Frank's main character.
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In this issue: Frank and Bonnie head to Frank's place so he can work on his screenplay in which we meet Dusty, a boy who bears striking similarities to Frank.
“What Wright and Balmer have done here is akin to genius. They turn creativity into destruction, the muse into the dealer, and provide, perhaps, a cautionary tale to artists who feel bereft of inspiration.” - The Comics Bulletin
“Incredible. Delves into the reality of writer’s block and brings it to terrifying life.” - Kurtis J. Wiebe, writer of Rat Queens and Peter Panzerfaust
“Wright’s first comic is brilliant, a raw and honest piece brought to life with Balmer’s savage and intuitive art. - Valerie D'Orazio
"In short, Eddie Wright’s futuristic take on a very prevalent, modern-day affliction is ambitious and promising, with Balmer’s intricate and striking brushwork heightening every emotion, thought, and action in their alternating states of psychedelic ecstasy and despair. Together they create a twisted, futuristic narrative that blurs the lines between real and surreal, a journey for which each upcoming installment should be an exciting one." - ComiXology
“If you’re the kind of reader who, after experiencing one of Grant Morrison’s more 'out there' writings, say 'You know, I need something even more weird' try TYRANNY OF THE MUSE.” - Aintitcool News
“Balmer and Wright do fly together... For their first collaboration, they are a talented pair with a lot of promise.” - Newsarama
"Dark, surreal and almost suffocatingly bleak, I found myself drawn into disturbing nature of the story, like a car crash you just can’t tear your eyes away from. And I’m definitely planning on picking up the next issue to see just how the relationship between Bonnie and Frank plays out now that he has received his latest “inspiration fix”. - Big Comic Page
"Wright is playing with a clever and disturbing metaphor, juxtaposing the self-destructive nature of an addict with the often self-destructive nature of an artist within the creative process." - Printed Matters
"For fans of outside-the-box indie comics of Dash Shaw, Charles Burns, Peter Bagge and Robert Crumb, the artwork has an uncomfortable tension of a fever dream on the realm of the subconscious." - Forces of Geek