In a world where eternal youth is just something folks are learning to live without, Riggs Bombay, the boy who is not afraid of one single thing, only wanted to find a cure for his hallucinations. What he finds instead is Periphery Stowe’s old storybook—a mystery entangled in the pages of history, and coveted by the secret powers of the world. Now Riggs must lug his hallucinations through valleys and vortexes, dodging the greedy grasp of codgers, villains, and philosophers long enough to deliver Stowe’s book to the one man in the world who wants nothing to do with it! Written during an adventure of his own into India, Wagner’s poetic first novel offers a whimsical glimpse into the source of our fears, and a wink to our longing for longevity. Obsessive characters and dazzling imagery span the eternal horizon of this work of slipstream fantasy, from one quiet mountain village, to the infinite eye of the void somewhere on the periphery of Mister Stowe’s imagination.
Having taken his number, the man steps to back of a long queue. 12884. He tries to remember it, but finds himself constantly glancing between the small ticket and the electric red reader board above the laneContinue reading
Josh was living out of his truck in the middle of the desert with his dog Lucyfurr when he wrote his first graphic novel, Fiction Clemens. Since then he’s traveled all over the planet, spinning stories out of what he finds.
Outside of comics Josh is the author of six books: Nothing in Mind, Shapes the Sunlight Takes, Mystery Mark, Smashing Laptops, Deadwind Sea, and The Adventures of the Imagination of Periphery Stowe, screenplays, poetry and short fiction. As co-owner of Viscosity Theatre, an experimental theatre company based out of Missoula, MT, Josh has written and produced several plays (including Salep & Silk, Ringing Out, Bleach Bone, and Love Causes Cancer).
In his spare moments he reads too much, gets lost in the woods, and dances until they kick him out of the bar. He blogs and promotes the arts at NothingInMind.com, lives half his life in Montana and the other half on the road.