Will Volley The Opportunity

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The Opportunity

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Colin is an ambitious door-to-door salesman on the verge of ‘making it’ as the owner of his own sales office. And the future is looking good.

First thing I’m going to buy when I get my own office is a Porsche Boxster...

But when the terms of his promotion change without warning, Colin and his team find themselves with just five days to achieve a new sales target – and to prevent his rival, Paul, from being promoted in his stead. Colin has to keep his disgruntled team from ‘negging out’ while a gang of ruthless debt collectors are getting even closer. Of course, everything is going to be fine, more than fine, in fact. Meanwhile, he runs out of coins in the phone box and the boss isn’t taking his calls.

As Colin’s grasp on reality dissolves, we see how the relentless focus on positive thinking – in the face of exploitative management, pay and conditions – leads to delusion, vulnerability, failure and, finally, human tragedy.

Set amidst the rain-lashed estates of southern England, The Opportunity is a darkly disturbing, stylish and compelling character study, set to become a classic of graphic noir.

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Will Volley studied illustration at the University of Brighton before working as a storyboard artist in London. His graphic short story ‘The Seagull’ was published in the anthology Negative Burn by Image Comics, and he drew the award-winning graphic novel adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for Classical Comics. He lives in Worthing.

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‘A masterly graphic novel debut. He’ll be doing Batman next.’ David Lloyd, co-author of V for Vendetta · ‘A great contemporary story and a powerful drama that reminded me of Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.’ Jake Arnott · ‘The forces that drive Shakespearean tragedy are always massive and elemental. The Opportunity has that same sense of impending calamity and yet compels you as a reader not to look away.’ Nye Wright

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