2011 Golden Comic Award For Most Promising New Comic
One day, Inky, a kung fu gear head, is drawing a comic when he accidentally dips his pen into a bottle of ‘Thousand Year Ink.’ Given to him by his childhood sweetheart, Shen, the ‘Thousand Year Ink’ unexpectedly pulls them both through the page and into the Inklands. Stranger still, in the Inklands, all of Inky’s wild fantasies have become reality! As Inky’s creations come to life, however, and things start getting out of control, how will Inky and Shen get to escape this dangerous fantasyland?
Compared to T.K. Zhang Shixin’s first book, Skanda: Flaming Truth, the art in Black Dreams is relatively simple and direct, but the non-stop fantastic plot twists demonstrate the maturation of this young comic artist.