Comic Book mini-Series

The Russian Defection comic book miniseries is independently produced by writer Joseph Parrish and artist Slavo from Slavoart.com.


Joseph is an entrepreneur who started and operated several businesses before working for a talent agency in San Francisco as an actor; there he realized he could create better stories and characters than the productions he worked for. He was also trained in Remote Viewing (an intelligence gathering tool used by the C.I.A. during the Cold War) by a retired C.I.A. officer, with whom Joseph worked as an intel gatherer for consulting and private investigations. Learning events of the Cold War not commonly known, he set out to write his own action, spy story RUSSIAN DEFECTION. Joseph is a self-taught writer with dyslexia and is an action spy thriller buff with a keen interest in history. He lives in northern California and when he’s not writing, he likes to play airsoft with his kids.  


All artwork for this issue was illustrated, designed, directed and produced by Slavo including all logos and symbols. Slavo was born and raised in Poland under the Communist regime, graduating from art school there in 1990. With no opportunities, he moved to Mexico City where he worked as a Creative Director for three different Latin TV stations. He moved to the U.S.A. in 2003 and has worked as a senior UI/UX design artist for Cryptic St. Los Gatos SF, Funzio Gree, Blueshell, Cupertino Quark Games, IGT Reno, and many more. An accomplished artist and musician, Slavo has more than thirty years of experience in art design for products, apps, publishing, advertising, video and gaming productions, with credits on video and mobile games like Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Crime City, Modern War, Monster Quest, Kingdom Age and more.




RUSSIAN DEFECTION is a work of fiction. All incidents and dialogue, and all characters, with the exception of actual historical figures, are products of the author’s imagination and are not to be construed as real. Where real-life historical figures appear, the situations, incidents, and dialogue concerning those persons are entirely fictional and are not intended to depict actual events or to change the entirely fictional nature of the work. The author does not speak for or represent these people. In all other respects, any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The opinions expressed are those of the characters and should not be confused with the author’s or any actual person a character may resemble or represent. All materials contained in this book are protected by copyright, trademark or other laws and shall not be used for any other purpose whatsoever other than noncommercial, private viewing purposes. Derivative works and copying of any material of this book are expressly prohibited. No part of this book may be reproduced or stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the express written permission of the publisher.

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