I am pushing the pilot issue of this graphic novel series, Samæl 01: “Immortal Auguries”, for a summer release following a positive submission and crowdfunding efforts. Vladimir Kuzmanov is one of the lead artists, and the series has seven completed scripts to date. The graphic novel is about dæmons, the oldest supernaturals and the originals of all races. The story follows Samæl (a divine essence embodying light and darkness) and his host Leon Azul Coelhera, who becomes otherworldly begins in conjunction with the dæmon’s immense power and identity. Samæl is the only angel in Jewish lore who is both good and evil—i.e. the angel of death. His name literally translates as the “Venom or Medicine of God.” The story is set in its own alternate-history multiverse, and Samæl’s storyarc deals with redemption at its core. But there are many other stories and characters. The sequential narrative itself is ideally a dark mythopoetic, gritty storyworld with stark splashes of romance. More or less, my uninhibited excuse to explore world mythology. There is an equal drive to experiment with form and engender poetics as it relates to the series.
Artwork / Character Sketches
Drucilla Magnus, a.k.a Poet, by William Xavier Lavender
Sophia Amundsen Chambers by William Xavier Lavender