About thirty years ago I started my journey into creating a fantasy world, one that was culturally inclusive, for a global audience. Now, I have the honor of seeing it come to life at Stranger Comics, working with incredible artists, and telling stories that hopefully reflect not only our reader, but also our stories. One such tale is NIOBE: She is Life. I wrote with Amandla Stenberg (Hunger Games, Everything Everything) and Ashley A. Woods did the beautiful art. Darrell May on layouts. With covers by Hyoung (The Last of Us) to Jae Lee (The Dark Tower) on the sequel She is Death. Sheldon Mitchell (The Darkness) does the interiors on the sequel and they are all incredible.
She is Life is a beauty and the beast love story threaded with murder and mystery that leads to all out war, about a young girl who has returned to her ancestors to find her faith. But she finds more than what she bargained for in the coming of age tale.
"With a world divided, who do you turn to?"
This first volume became the first ever nationally distributed comic with a black female author, artist, and hero in the history of comics and I am so happy to share the story and world with you. In the sequel, She is Death, Niobe becomes a badass bounty hunter, tracking down human traffickers and traders. If you get a chance, please check Niobe out as we are 2 weeks away from finishing a kickstarter campaign. We have already smashed through our target, so now it is just free goodies with stretch goals.
Also as ADD ONS, you can grab the DUSU Path of the Ancient hardcover (a tale of Niobe's tribe) and the Niobe Pathfinder module, among other things.
I hope you enjoy!