Genre-mashing comics that make you think
Mobilis in mobili is the motto of the mysterious Captain Nemo from Jules Verne’s science fiction classic, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The Latin phrase roughly translates to “move with the movements” or “change with the changes.” It evokes adaptation, evolution — a theme which permeates my personal life and creative work. While the vintage diving helmet, indicative of Nemo’s day, is symbolic of defying boundaries, a spirit of exploration, and going deeper.
Mobili Comics embody a love of world history, classical literature, and retro science fiction.
Chronospire is filled with nods to 90’s and early 2000’s video games
Drawing heavy inspiration from retro real-time strategy games like Age of Empires and Warcraft III, Chronospire imagines a world of elves and orcs that is not confined to the dark ages — seeing the groups do battle with everything from stone age weaponry, to industrialized machinery, to futuristic lasers and robotics. Meanwhile, an obvious love of JRPG tropes (specifically from the seminal classic, Chrono Trigger) abound in its many colorful characters, which include a quirky robot and a dark elf gunslinger.
Japanese Monster Movie Meets the Adventures of Marco Polo
Dive into the world of Kaiju Kingdoms — a loving tribute to old Japanese monster movies, that introduces you to a fantasy world based on the medieval kingdoms of Asia. See the world through the lens of Enzo Di Corso, a bold adventurer from a land where the inventions of Leonardo Di Vinci are more than just sketches — they are the foundations of a steampunk civilization. Samurai swordplay, primitive flying machines, and unique monsters that look like they should be stomping miniatures while firecrackers pop around them, all feature in this unique adventure!
Brian del Rio
Writer and Artist
Brian del Rio lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two cats. [Insert Portlandia joke here.]
When he’s not drawing comics, he’s browsing wikis and psychology articles, bouldering, drinking far too much iced coffee, complaining about sequels to his favorite movie franchises, or trying desperately to understand the complex rules of Imperial Assault with his friends.
“As a former short film director and novelist, my hope is to bring you stories that combine the best of many disciplines — and that purposefully defy the boundaries of genre.”