UPGRADE SOUL is an immersive science fiction graphic novel written
and illustrated by Ezra Claytan Daniels. Featuring an original score
by Alexis Gideon and interactive design by Erik Loyer. Upgrade Soul
will be released for iPad in Summer, 2012 from Opertoon.
UPGRADE SOUL is the story of an elderly couple who become the guinea
pigs of a visionary procedure that aims to revivify them by filtering
toxins from their bodies on a molecular level. When the procedure
experiences a fatal complication, the couple is faced with severely
deformed, though intellectually superior duplicates of themselves.
Soon, it becomes clear that only one version of each individual can
survive, and the psychological battle for dominance begins.
Ezra Claytan Daniels is a writer/illustrator based in Chicago. His critically acclaimed graphic novel, The Changers, began a unique comics career peppered with collaborative multimedia projects including the experimental iPhone App, Ruben & Lullaby, the animated rap opera, Sun Wu Kong, the feature documentary, Lunch Line, and the narrative concert series, Black Violet. Ezra is also the creator of the live art spectacle, The Comic Art Battle, and Loaded Blanks, a line of fill-in-the-blank greeting cards. Ezra is currently at work, with interactive artist Erik Loyer and underground rap luminary Alexis Gideon, on a digital sci-fi graphic novel, UPGRADE SOUL.