Esoteric Dialogue is a series of short stories that take place in a world of strange alternate realities and dark conspiracies. Issue #1 tells the story of five kids in the woods role-playing as different aspects of the New World Order while playing a D&D/Risk-like board game that shows snippets of lesser-told histories that make up a world that eerily resembles our own. Issue #2 contains two stories – the first follows the exploits of two privileged aliens that will stop at nothing to find a way to clean their spaceship without doing any actual work, and the second tells the story of a dejected homeless man who stumbles into a cartoonish wonderland of a world that has been made to be his personal paradise.
Two Tone Comix is a Chicago-based illustrated story collaboration between writer Scott Bufis and illustrator Matthew Salazar. Their comic book series, Esoteric Dialogue, will be debuting at CAKE 2015.