Comic Books Gallery

This is the Synthetic Reality Storybook comic books gallery.
Each card represents a comic book or document. Click the cover image to view the item.

The page has a rock wall pattern as a background image.
A section of Roman road as it might have looked in First Century Judea.

Open Disappearing Act

Disappearing Act

Considering the Gospel of Luke Chapter 24

The 24th Chapter of the Gospel of Luke tells one of the most popular New Testament Bible Stories. The core of the chapter is frequently called the story of "The Road to Emmaus" and "The Meal at Emmaus". The story involves two disciples of the recently crucified Jesus who encounter him as they travel along that road. Initially the two do not recognize him as he joins them on their walk, and their eventual recognition of him as being the risen Jesus is the crux of the story.This comic tells the story from a perhaps unusual angle as it introduces us to Sensei and the Acolytes. It also attempts to offer some interpretation of the events.



Side view of adult hyena.

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New Hyenas

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New Hyenas

"The Catty Chatters" Social Club

In this first episode we meet some of the ladies, "the girls", who are members of an urban social club aptly named "The Catty Chatters".
One of the girls, the lovely Mary Jane, is lamenting the difficulties inherent in locating a suitable boyfriend. She is greeted with both sympathy and disdain, such response being reflective of the group. Let's see how this plays out then, shall we?



A piece of the coprolite object debris found in a barren landscape.

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The Coprolite Incident

The Coprolite Incident

Who Flung Dung?

Somewhere out in the interstellar void aboard a star craft light years removed from the Solar System, yet still nearby on a galactic scale, a passenger was being awakened from stasis to participate in a periodic activity cycle.
The passenger is a Sensei, a teacher, and he is a teller of tales. Indeed, he is a proselyte, a missionary. Perhaps one day he would have disciples, witnesses to the stories he has to share.
But for now he will relate his tales to his fellow passengers and assistants, the Acolytes.



The HTML (Hot Metal) girl with the title at top

Open Hot Metal

Hot Metal

A demo comic that embodies geek humor

This is geek humor, if indeed humor it be.

It is also a demo of a simple single panel per device screen comic. In this example the dialog is contained on each panel using traditional "balloons". The last panel in this comic adds a single "play on click" animation with audio.

Audio or animations may also be used independently of one another.



Side view of adult hyena.

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test comic

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test comic

"The Catty Chatters" Social Club

In this first episode we meet some of the ladies, "the girls", who are members of an urban social club aptly named "The Catty Chatters".
One of the girls, the lovely Mary Jane, is lamenting the difficulties inherent in locating a suitable boyfriend. She is greeted with both sympathy and disdain, such response being reflective of the group. Let's see how this plays out then, shall we?



Uncle Pervy's ROADHOUSE Bar Grill Bed flashing neon sign a portrait of Uncle Pervy himself

Open Uncle Pervy's Roadhouse #1

Uncle Pervy's Roadhouse #1

"Out on Joy Town Road"

Uncle Pervy's Roadhouse is a bar and grill motel operation on an asteroid named Factory. This first episode introduces us to Factory and to our protagonist, Farley.



Animation. A woman's stylized face materializes into view & ends with a 'BMG Enhanced' text overlay, then an 'ape to human to enhanced human' transition ends with a 'BMG Evolved' text overlay, finally a female face with her cranium fading in and out then 'BMG Enhanced Beyond Reality' text overlay.

Open BMG Enhanced

BMG Enhanced

The Advent of BioMechaGenics (BMG) Enhanced

By 1980 the levels of greenhouse gases had climbed far higher than anything seen for many millions of years, and by the start of the 21st century, it was clear that there was a major connection between global temperature and greenhouse gas levels.
Now the computer models, with wholly independent methods and data, were predicting processes that would bring a rapid and severe global warming a disruption of climate exceeding anything seen since the emergence of the human species. The models said the threshold for dangerous global warming would be crossed between 2027 and 2042.
This was the milieu that would see the advent of BioMechaGenics (BMG) Enhanced.



A Hornet chopper over a hilly background at night, with the comic title superimposed.

Open Bird of Prey

Bird Of Prey

Life under arms after the Collapse

This is a story about a near-future dystopia. In that future, society has collapsed. This tale presents a vignette of the resulting order of things. The story is part of a larger overarching tale, and the idea of telling the tale was the impetus for making Storybook.

The comic was created by Storybook using uploaded content.



fortress like building in valley on distant planet at night, city in the mountain background

Open SOS Message

SOS Message

From time to time I may add some short subject comics like this CSS animation that will be one of the kind. This is an example of that sort of concept piece.



Side view of adult hyena.

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Hyenas

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Hyenas

"The Catty Chatters" Social Club

In this first episode we meet some of the ladies, "the girls", who are members of an urban social club aptly named "The Catty Chatters".
One of the girls, the lovely Mary Jane, is lamenting the difficulties inherent in locating a suitable boyfriend. She is greeted with both sympathy and disdain, such response being reflective of the group. Let's see how this plays out then, shall we?



The Missionary is a slender, maybe even skinny short coiffed blond female given to turtlenecks and jeans.

Open The Missionary

The Missionary

Harvesting Souls

The Missionary is a slender, maybe even skinny short coiffed blond female given to turtlenecks and jeans.

The Missionary is an operative, an end effector unit, for a BioMechaGenics product reclaim and recycle team. As such her basic function is to assist in the location and subsequent removal of designated BMG Enhanced units from service, BMG's premier product.

The motivation for these removals and who makes those determinations is of less concern than the desire for efficacy and certainty in the accomplishment of that task. The complete and certain termination of the designated unit's operation is the end game goal. The Missionary was very good at her job, after all, she had been designed to purpose.



Terse Tales letters as expanding zoom with subtitle text Short Short Stories

Open Terse Tales

Terse Tales

Short Short Stories

This is a collection of a few single page comics with various image sizes. Each comic has an accompanying text panel with the story for that comic.

This example also adds panels that provide some detailed information about each image and the viewport or display dimensions.