Maria and Peter Hoey talk In Perpetuity

Maria and Peter Hoey talk In Perpetuity

I think these 2 creators may be the first siblings we've had on the podcast, but more than that, they lived in DELCO for a time! I couldn't be happier to chat with Maria Hoey and Peter Hoey about In Perpetuity, their most recent graphic novel published by Top Shelf ProductionsIn Perpetuity is a retelling of the Orpheus myth set in a timeless Los Angeles with very strong classic noir vibes. I absolutely loved this (and not just because the main character is named Jim, I swear). This was such a fun chat, I loved learning about their approach to comics and art, and hearing about their influences. After listening, be sure to check out their website and more great comics at Coin-Op BooksIn Perpetuity is out now, it's a great twist on this story, and absolutely gorgeous linework and colors.

From the publisher

In perpetuity, the Afterlife is just as the ancient Greeks imagined: an endless twilight where time stands still and shades have nowhere to go. For Jim, that means long shifts at a gas station, with only crossword puzzles and cigarettes to break the tedium.

One day, two criminal shades from Jim’s past show up at the gas station and his existence takes a dangerous turn. They’ve tracked him down for something he didn’t know he had: the ability to cross back into the living world. It’s a rare gift, and they intend to exploit it.

Just as Jim crosses back into sunny California, he meets Olivia dying on an Echo Park sidewalk… pulling her back from the edge of death and striking a connection that will run deeper than either can imagine.

Jim weaves back and forth between the Afterlife and Los Angeles, but the more he tries to distance himself and Olivia from the criminals’ plot, the deeper they're pulled in. What follows is a web of deceit and murder that reaches across A.L. and L.A., and ultimately to Hades himself.

With a heady blend of film noir and Greek mythology, In Perpetuity reveals both the human capacity for self-deception and the endurance of love.

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