Pipe Dreams

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Austin Dibble

Although this piece isn't as overtly sci-fi as some of my work, this is actually the apotheosis of a series of dystopian, cyberpunk works called Pipe Dreams. The name derives from the pipe motif used in the background of each drawing — an attempt to depict the overly industrial, near-future world the drawings are set in. My aim with this piece was to underline the excessively violent context of this dystopian world, in that even your average citizen has to carry guns because it just isn't safe to not do. Violent factionalism is the norm, what with mutant militias, mercenaries, and power-armoured vigilantes all seeking to assert their dominance — out on the streets its kill or be killed... The other posted works in this series are Urban Pacification, Killer in a Big Coat and Mutie Militiaman. My thanks to the ERB for giving this piece a second chance

Published More than a year ago

Category Science fiction

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