Welcome to In the Shade Publications

Where New Worlds Await…

Our Mission

In The Shade Publications is an independent label for creator owned comics and graphic novels! Our titles currently include Legends of LysFenrir and the Escape From The Deep, and The Expeditions of Atlas Clarke, Match: City On Fire, and Jury.


Our mission is to create deep lore-rich worlds for you explore with colorful yet relatable characters by your side. Whether it’s traversing a high-fantasy hillsides with a paladin, climbing your way out of the depths of the underworld, or globe trotting for treasure across a sci-fi space opera, this is the opportunity for you to hit landfall at the origin of a new, ever-expanding universe!

Worlds to Explore

Legends of Lys

Ilona’s journey to becoming Lys greatest Paladin has only just begun. Will she be ready to face the challenges on the road ahead?

Fenrir & The Escape From The Deep

Fenrir will stop at nothing to claw his way out of The Deep, even if that means bringing it home with him.

The Expeditions of Atlas Clarke

Atlas, a malfunctioning mechanical man, wanders the mysterious planet of Kishar seeking out who created him and why.

The Creators

Brandon Gorski


Brandon Gorski is a graduate of MassArt’s Illustration program in 2009. Since graduating, Brandon has been freelancing, attending comic conventions and creator owned comics  under the imprint, In The Shade Publications. Brandon lives on the Northshore of Massachusetts with his family.

Cory Lahue

Founder, Marketing, Writer

While Cory Lahue’s career is in digital marketing, his passion has always been storytelling. In the Shade Publications is an attempt to combine the two skills in order to bring his stories into the open for the first time. He is the creator of The Expeditions of Atlas Clarke, a forthcoming collection of short stories, and hundreds of other half-done projects . When he’s not spending his free time writing, watching, listening to, or playing different kinds of stories, you can find him hanging out with his wife, Danielle, and their close friends and family.

Antanas Meilus

Founder, Business Dev, Writer

Antanas Meilus, a native of New England, is a classical musician, self proclaimed nerd, happy husband, and a father of one of the strongest willed little girls you’d ever meet. By day he is an IT professional and by night he plays video games, dungeons & dragons, and decides to do fun projects with his friends. He can be found online by his alter ego “Vuathan” or just “Ameilus”