The Android’s Astrological Companion is a 60 page 9x12" full color hardcover book featuring illustrations and stories about android girls exploring the cosmos, inspired by each of the twelve signs of the zodiac.
Illustrated by Cody Vrosh and edited by Sheatiel Sarao. With stories by Cody Vrosh (Coffee Creatures, The Gas Mask A Day Project), Sheatiel Sarao (The Irrelevant Redemption, Ash & Ember), Megan E. O'Keefe (The Scorched Continent, Writers of the Future Volume 30), Brendan Cahill (Transformers, Sable & Fortune), Kelly Thompson (The Girl Who Would Be King, Storykiller, Jem & The Holograms), and Joseph Hewitt.
The Art: I’ve always loved the abstract mythology of the zodiac and I thought my watercolors would be a beautiful way to capture their celestial nature. Of course, I wanted to put my own spin on it and android girls exploring the cosmos seemed like a wonderful fit.
The Stories: Sometimes I think of my paintings as illustrations to stories yet unwritten. We thought it might be a really fun experiment to invite some authors we know and love to write those stories, inspired by the paintings but with no further guidelines. Once the stories came in, we realized to our delight that what we ended up with was a sublimely cohesive shared universe. A universe where android girls pull off heists in interplanetary space fortresses, engage in philosophical musings with zen lions, rebuild their bodies to fight in illegal gladiator rings, hunt down mad copies of themselves on abandoned moons, and wage wars of curiosity.