The nineteen year old, amateur manga artist Noiz is partnering with bestselling science fiction writer Shiro Ijima to create the Fissure manga. As work on the manga continues at a fever pitch to meet the publisher’s deadline, the writer persists on teasing the artist making subtle advances then pulling back harshly. Shiro’s aloofness only feeds the insecure artist's attraction. When Noiz is beaten by punks for being gay, the encounter sends Shiro to the streets of New York City fueled by a past addiction that ends up ruining his reputation. A depressed Shiro seeks out his former mentor, Katsuhiro Watanabe, but it comes with a price bringing back bad memories, manipulation and lies. Can a jealous Noiz finish illustrating the next chapter of the Fissure manga by the deadline without destroying his relationship with Shiro now that Katsuhiro has returned?
Paperback will be released late July 2018.