“A lone astronomer, packing a rifle alongside his telescope, is tracking a comet across a bleak and desolate wasteland littered with the ruins of an ancient civilization,” begins the synopsis for The Astronomer, the second chapter of the first graphic novel from Austin, TX-based artists Matt Rebholz. We feel the goosebumps coming on already, and it’s no wonder: Matt’s work is wild, imaginative, and utterly dark. (His first chapter follows a disembodied bounty killer in relentless pursuit of his quarry, you can view in its entirety here. But leave the lights on.) He describes the world he’s creating as a “hallucinatory, post-apocalpytic, cosmic Western” — which, in our words, sounds like Project of the Day.