Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser's new studio reveals its first projects
Absurd Ventures, a studio founded earlier this year by Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser, has revealed its first two projects, a graphic novel and an audio drama.
On its website, Absurd announced the two new "universes": American Caper and A Better Paradise, which will begin as a graphic novel and an audio drama, respectively. According to the studio, "additional stories" for both IPs are in the works across a "wide range of formats and platforms."
American Caper focuses on "two normal, badly damaged American families in a world of corrupt business, inept politics, and bungling crime," and the graphic novel will be illustrated by British comic book artist Simon Bisley, best known for his work on ABC Warriors and Lobo in the 1990s.
A Better Paradise is described as an "existential suspense thriller set in the near future," and its 12-episode audio drama series will be co-produced with QCODE Media, an LA-based podcast network and audio production studio.
Houser is joined at the studio by two notable Rockstar veterans, former audio director Lazlow Jones and writer Michael Unsworth as Executive Producer and Head of Story and Creative Management, respectively.
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