In November 2016, the graphic novel Aleister & Adolf will be available and I wanted to learn more about this unique project so I was given the privilege of speaking to the illustrator- Michael Oeming.
I was also given permission to share a couple of exclusive images from the graphic novel which you’ll see in this interview.
Michael Oeming is a well known comic book artist and writer, and is most popularly known for working on projects such as Powers, The Mice Templar, Cave Carson and Thor. He also wrote a series called The Victories that has many of the themes you may already be familiar with from the conspiracy realm.
The graphic novel Aleister & Adolf seeks to delve into this strange occult madness shared between Adolf Hitler and Aleister Crowley (this description is straight from its publisher Dark Horse Books):
In Aleister & Adolf, media theorist and documentarian Douglas Rushkoff weaves a mind-bending tale of iconography and mysticism, set against the backdrop of a battle-torn Europe.This all-new original graphic novel, beautifully rendered by Michael Avon Oeming (The Victories, Powers), views real-world history through a psychedelic occult lens.In a story spanning generations and featuring some of the most notable and notorious idealists of the twentieth century, legendary occultist Aleister Crowley develops a powerful and dangerous new weapon to defend the world against Adolf Hitler’s own war machine—spawning an unconventional new form of warfare that is fought not with steel but with symbols and ideas. But these intangible arsenals are much more insidious—and perhaps much more dangerous—than their creators could have ever conceived.
Let’s get into the interview where we can learn a bit more about the background of the project: