Flavie is a 28 year-old ski-doo courrier and former meteorology student. As opposed to most Montrealers, Flavie quite likes winter and is totally adapted to the harsh climate. She is independent and somewhat of a homebody; she prefers taking long hot baths to going out to bars. Even though she lets it seem like other people’s opinions don’t affect her, she sometimes feels a bit cut off from the rest of the world. Her long outings have exposed her to massive amounts of radiation, but at what consequences…?
Marco is the coolest guy in Mile End. The parties he throws in his gigantic apartment are legendary, so is his bumpy relationship with his girlfriend, Jenny. He spends most of his time in coffee shops, looking for inspiration for a book that he won’t let anyone read yet. His talent as a poet is questionable but none of his friends dare tell him about it.
Léonie is Flavie’s best friend and collegue at “Blizzard Express” courrier company. She is her opposite in every way: energetic, talkative and outgoing, she flirts with everything in sight. She’s convinced it is her divine mission to help Flavie find a boyfriend, an idea that Flavie isn’t so thrilled about.
|About the story
Nuclear Winter is a comedic webcomic taking place in Montreal nine years after a nuclear accident at the fictional Gentilly-3 power plant. The city, though used to rough winters, is now covered by dozens of feet of radioactive snow and under constant assault by meteorological events of unprecendented force. It is in these perpetual snowy settings that Flavie, a ski-doo courrier, makes her daily deliveries, while having to deal with mutated and eclectic urban fauna. Mixing post-apocalyptic sci-fi and historical storms, Nuclear Winter is a story about the complicated, love-hate relationship Montrealers have with winter, in a city that has the some of the most extreme annual temperature changes on the planet.
|About the author
Caroline Breault (aka Cab) is a Montreal-based illustrator and comic artist. Nuclear Winter is her first long-term project. Her short comics have appeared in various independent collectives such as Merure, Vestibulles and shortly, in Le Front #6 as well as a collection published by Glénat Québec. Contrary to what some might think, she doesn’t really enjoy winter in the city.