What happens in Smoke Weed, See the Future? (Space Between Entertainment)

In this article we take a look at Pat Shand's Smoke Weed, See the Future which is basically Empire Records and Pineapple Express was turned into a comic book and smoked a whole bunch of weed!

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What is Smoke Weed, See the Future about?

Space Between Entertainment has created a vibrant, slice of life comic book like the movies Pineapple Express and Empire Records blended together – both in tone and feel.

Written by Pat Shand, illustrated by Yishan Li and lettered by Jim Campbell, Smoke Weed See the Future Volume 1 introduces us to protagonist Taylor who’s a Seer that co-owns a weed farm that creates a special type of bong water which, when combined with their own locally produced weed, allows Taylor’s clients to see into their futures as a therapeutical means of ensuring they stay on the right path in life.

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Smoke Weed, See the Future - Volume 1 - Front Cover
Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1 – Front Cover

Unfortunately, when one of her staff posts an innocent tweet whose joke isn’t received well with the general public, this sends Taylor down a desperate path to do whatever she can to keep her business open, dodge unwanted negativity and the greed of a nearby drug cartel.

Pat Shand has found a unique way to craft a less than typical slice of life story about marijuana farming. What’s unique about it is Smoke Weed See the Future isn’t necessarily just a slice of life story, nor is it just another comic trying desperately to throw a positive spin on drug themes. It’s a well manufactured amalgamation of the two. Complete with a certain sarcastic flair and well-meaning barbs between each character which exemplifies Shand’s talent as a comedic writer.

On top of this, you’ll fall in love with Yishan Li’s artistic style. A black and white style which had an uphill battle at the start: to represent a psychedelic adventure that bends genre and perception. Yet somehow Li traverses that mountain on all fronts and makes it a satisfying read that’ll keep you plowing through the more stagnant panels that draw the story to a standstill. You keep soldiering through panel after panel, page after page, because the Yi’s art is like a universe to itself – which draws you in. Pun intended!

Smoke Weed, See the Future is a smattering of psychedelic wonder. A smorgasbord of many genres converging into a light hearted story about friendship which still leaves room for protagonist Taylor and her friends to deliver the corrupt drug cartel a royal screw job which is ultimately satisfying.

The Talent Involved and Sale Dates

SMOKE WEED, SEE THE FUTURE – VOLUME 1
Written by PAT SHAND
Art by YISHAN LI
Lettering by JIM CAMPBELL

Available now
Published by Space Between Entertainment

Themes of Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1

  • Business Owner
  • Drug Cartel
  • Drug Use
  • Friendship
  • Marijuana
  • Seer
  • Therapy
  • Slice of Life
  • Social Media

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Preview Pages

Smoke Weed, See the Future - Volume 1, Page 1
Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1, Page 1
Smoke Weed, See the Future - Volume 1, Page 2
Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1, Page 2
Smoke Weed, See the Future - Volume 1, Page 3
Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1, Page 3

What did you think of Smoke Weed, See the Future – Volume 1?

Smoke Weed, See the Future certainly is a very different take on the slice of life and drug use genres – but what did you think of this comic book? Did you love it or hate it?

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