"Ignorance is bliss. The truth can be very fucking brutal."

Marty Murphy understands truth better than anyone. The protagonist shares his unique perspective in "Truth & Consequence," a forthcoming graphic novel about crime, vengeance, friendship, honesty and sacrifice.

I have always been interested in the truth. What personal experiences hide behind a glance or grin? Are they noble or nefarious? You rely on your instincts to separate fact from fabrication, but the truth itself can be illusive.

In Marty Murphy, I wanted to create an atypical hero whose "power" was to know the deep truth in others. The trauma that unlocked his ability has caused Marty to be ambitious in his drive for justice but timid in his ability to act. Enlisting Simon, a formidable, simple-minded and often naive partner, brings balance to Marty's mission -- the consequence to his truth.

The inspiration for this candid and intimate story came from films like "My Bodyguard" and the novels of Elmore Leonard and Chuck Palahniuk. Stories about unlikely friendship, loyalty, doubt, revenge, crime and sacrifice all were present throughout my process of creating Marty and Simon, Marty’s dog Stu, Carlyle Scott and his band of ne-er do wells – the cast that inhabits Truth & Consequence.

I hope you enjoy this glimpse into the world of Marty and Simon – the first fifteen pages of their story…

Truth & Consequence

Written and Drawn by Nathan Hanley

Lettering by Ethan Colchamiro

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