code: compromised

Imagine our modern world if demons could be harnessed for summoning using computer programming languages. The nerds would truly rule the world. Andrew Vidasche is the top Code Summoner in the world, and he’s been feeling increasingly paranoid. The Scripts he summons leave pieces of their darkness behind and they whisper things to him in the night. Even though he has his faithful Codey Ada to protect him from the others like her, he decides he needs to train a successor for himself. That’s where Micah Stillwater comes in. He’s an average student with a passion for Code Summoning – and also for his new teacher, Andrew. It’s comfortable and sweet when their love blooms, but they both have baggage and it isn’t long before danger is creeping closer. Micah and Andrew have to team up with Ada to confront Micah’s biggest Error yet – Peel, his childhood Codey, who is bent on destroying the master Code Summoner Vidasche.


I will always always always credit “A Sorcery of Thorns” by Margaret Rogerson for being the original inspiration for this story. I thought, I’ve always loved demon summoning stories (Bartimaeus does make an appearance in this graphic novel!), but I’ve never been sure what I could add to it. Until I realized computer programming would be the PERFECT contemporary platform for a demon summoning! It was fun and natural from that point on. I used my iPad and a note-taking app called Notability to write all 298 pages of this story. I was sketchy, loose, and uncritical – for the first time in a decade! I’m so proud of completing this. I’m proud of Andrew and Micah. I began scheming their love some time ago and realized this story was perfect for them to come together.

recurring characters

This story stars Micah and Andrew who originated in my role-playing days. Micah’s ex and best friend is Ingrid, and Lucienne is their third best friend, who is also dating Levi, both from Sun-Walking. Erik makes a brief appearance as some trauma from Andrew’s past who gets murdered by an Error. Andrew’s colleague and friend is Tarisi, from Sun-Walking and technically his partner from Farwell, Fairytale.