A vintage delight for adult readers of all stripes, Jess Fink’s award-winning graphic novel debut reads like a whimsical love child of steampunk, silent film, and erotic comics.
1885: an age of industrial revolution and sexual frustration. Pricilla is a woman with needs, and her inventor husband, Robert, is a little too busy with his experiments to keep her fully satisfied. Science to the rescue! With a few gears and springs, the proper appendages, a little lubrication, and a lot of love, Chester 5000 is born! He’s the perfect tool for the job... But what if Chester is more than just a machine? What are the consequences of trying to engineer love?
About the Author
Jess Fink (she/they) is a cartoonist and illustrator focused on romance and autobiography.
In 2017, Jess won the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Series for their books Chester 5000 and Chester 5000 (Book 2): Isabelle and George. Their other works include We Can Fix It: A Time Travel Memoir (Top Shelf, 2012). Their comics can also be found in the anthologies Smut Peddler 1 (Iron Circus, 2012), Smut Peddler 2 (Iron Circus, 2014), and Smut Peddler Presents: My Monster Boyfriend (Iron Cirus, 2016).
Jess’s illustrations have been featured in various publications, but the ones they're most proud of are We Are Become Pals (Topatoco, 2011), a beautiful book about best friends by Joey Comeau, and the tabletop role-playing romance game Star Crossed (Bully Pulpit, 2019) by Alex Roberts, winner of the Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming.