Michael Green is a thief who has spent his entire life looking out of number one and trusting himself alone. When the opportunity arrives for him to retire after one last job, he plans to pull the heist off solo. But Michael learns the high price he has to pay for his lone wolf attitude, with his life. Ink Ribbon is collaboration between writer Kenny Porter and artist Alison Sasagawa. Porter combined the classic crime genre in American comics with the style and storytelling methods of Japanese manga. The result of which is a hybrid between Western themes and Eastern artwork that tells a grim tale about crime, self-reliance and death.