Environmental Exclusive Research Package

Post York: the New York Flood Scenario Research Package

The articles in this research package provide the real science for Post York by James Romberger, edited & published by Karen Berger for Berger Books at Dark Horse Comics. They offer insights into what New York would really be like after a major flooding event.

Unbuilt Labs X Post York 

When creator James Romberger approached Unbuilt Labs to look into the real science behind the fictional flood scenario presented in his graphic novel Post York, we welcomed the fascinating challenge. James presented us with a long list of interesting questions, which were to provide the starting point for an exciting but often disturbing series of research products. The comic tells the moving story of New York after the city succumbs to catastrophic flooding due to climate change. Multiple storylines follow a group of survivors who negotiate their way through the city, scrambling for a grip in a dystopian world. The articles in this research package offer insights to what New York habitability would look like after a major flooding event.

Below are links to the three research articles by Lowell Clare

New York’s Surprisingly Fragile Food Chain

Climate Change & Zombie Viruses for NYC

Sea Wall, Coastal Mitigation & Environmental

Browse the research package “Incentive programs to help NYC building owners comply with the Climate Mobilization Act (2019)” by Deven Malone:

Browse the research package “New York’s Green New Deal” by Austin Law:

Post York launches in comic book stores from February 24th and will be available in bookstores on March 16th 2021.

Written and drawn by James Romberger

Music and using creative input from Crosby aka ClockWork Cros

Edited by Karen Berger

Published by Berger Books, Dark Horse Comics

About the Author

James Romberger’s pastel drawings are in many private and public collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Parrish Museum and the Brooklyn Museum. He was the co-director with Marguerite Van Cook of the seminal 1980s East Village installation gallery Ground Zero. He is the Eisner-nominated cartoonist of the one-shot comics Post York and For Real for Uncivilized Books; and co-author of the graphic novels 7 Miles a Second, 2020 Visions, Bronx Kill and Aaron and Ahmed for Vertigo/DC; and The Late Child and Other Animals for Fantagraphics. He has written about comics, film and art for Publisher’s Weekly, Comics Journal, The BeatStudy Group Magazine and LAAB. His most recent book is the critical study Steranko: The Self-Created Man. He has taught art at Parsons, Hunter College and Marywood University

About Karen Berger and Berger Books

As head of DC Comics’ mature-reader imprint Vertigo from 1993-2012, Karen Berger launched the careers of superstar comics writers Garth Ennis, Grant Morrison and Neil Gaiman. She was the editor of James Romberger’s previous graphic novels: the first edition of the now-classic graphic memoir 7 Miles a Second with the late multimedia artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz and colorist Marguerite Van Cook; the terror fable Aaron and Ahmed with Guggenheim fellow Jay Cantor and colorist Jose Villarrubia; and the pulp mystery Bronx Kill with Peter Milligan. She currently is the head of the eponymous Berger Books, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics, which publishes graphic novels such as Anthony Bourdain’s anthology Hungry GhostsThe Seeds by Ann Nocenti and David Aja; and She Could Fly by Christopher Cantwell and Martin Morazzo.

 About Dark Horse

Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics is an excellent example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and transform a company with humble beginnings into an industry giant. Under a new partnership with Vanguard Visionary Associates, Dark Horse is positioned to further expand its reach globally with publishing, products, and filmed entertainment. Over the years, Dark Horse has published the work of creative legends such as Yoshitaka Amano, Margaret Atwood, Paul Chadwick, Geof Darrow, Will Eisner, Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Faith Erin Hicks, Kazuo Koike, Matt Kindt, Jeff Lemire, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller, Moebius, Chuck Palahniuk, and Gerard Way. In addition, Dark Horse has a long tradition of establishing exciting new creative talent throughout all of its divisions. The company has also set the industry standard for quality licensed comics, graphic novels, collectibles, and art books. Today, Dark Horse Comics is one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.