The Soul of a Hero
The production Team of DPD&Y! , in association with independent comic publisher
Red Handed Studios, is proud to announce the upcoming Graphic Novel, The Soul of a Hero. This project is a story arc branching from Red Handed Studio’s acclaimed title, Fallen Justice. The Soul of a Hero is a five issue limited graphic novel. It is written by Phil Knox and illustrated by D.L. Maffett, with Dony Armstrong providing colors and additional illustrations by
Like all start-up projects, The Soul of a Hero will rely on the generous support of friends and fans of the comic. To make a donation or to learn more about the creative vision of the project visit the indieGoGo group fundraising campaign web site at http//:www.igg.me/at/soulofahero.com .
The Soul of a Hero will be available to read FOR FREE on line as a web graphic novel and available for purchase in print or in digital format.
The Soul of a Hero follows the adventures of Eldrige Cleaver Talbot, known by his moniker HellYeah!. He is a man on a path to find his true calling …to become a hero. Exploring issues deep soul shaping concepts of faith, redemption and destiny, The Soul of a Hero reminds us why we fell in love with comics in the first place and takes us to a place we’ve never been.
Set in the iconic 1970s and against the backdrop of fictional town,
, the struggle of good vs. evil
plays out throughout the series. Characters from the Fallen Justice series
HellYeah!, Blitz, Cruise, Smashing Johnson and Allison Wonderland cross paths
with new characters Cobra Chung and Bombshell. Thick with 70s exploitation
themes, satire, humor and non-stop The Soul of a Hero is sure to be an
instant cult sensation. Steel City Pennsylvania
The Soul of a Hero is now in current production and scheduled to release in on line Web graphic novel format the fall of 2013 and is sure to be one Hell of a Ride!
For more information and to experience this free dynamic web graphic novel, visit the website at www.thesoulofahero.com
DPD&Y! is a team of comic creators spanning the globe from the
United States to Canada
who specialize produce stunning comics. DPD&Y! is comprised of members of
the Christian Comic Arts Society and have similar ideas that believers can make
good comics without being preachy –the lesson should be caught and not simply
taught. The team members contracted to
this project are D.L. Maffett, Phil Knox, Dony Armstrong and South Africa .
Contact and portfolio information is listed below. Youmin Park
D.L. Maffett – Creative Director, Lead Illustrator, Co-Writer
(The Tactical Pencil)
D.L. Maffett fancies himself as a part-time crime fighter and full-time comic book artist. He tries to balances his duties as art director of The Tactical Pencil Creative Artistic Contractors and as a Deputy Sheriff in the greater Atlanta Area. His main passion is being husband Veronica and a dad to their two adult children. Kiarra and Debony. A graduate of
Phil Knox –Producer, Writer, Letterer
(A monkey with a typewriter)
Hailing from the far side of the Galaxy . . . . Not Really, more like southern
Dony Armstrong – Color Artist, special digital effects, Assistant Creative Director
Like most artists, Dony started early, always found with pencil in hand. As a kid he was always told there was no money in art and went to college for computing, receiving several certifications. After many years and a number of unfulfilling positions, he found his way back to his love of art, thanks to coloring with his daughter. Dony’s most recent endeavor has been in digital paint, where he finds great joy in the challenge.
Youmin Park, a woman who born in South Korean but lives in South Africa now, is a graduate of the University of Pretoria with a BA in Information Design. She's currently working as a freelance illustrator and designer. She loves comics, manga, illustration and anything that challenges her creativity and imagination. She has been brought up with cultural experience by visiting and interacting with people in various countries, which this helped her to broaden her creativity and be respectful towards the ethnicity and culture.
Joseph Szejk – Creative Editing Consultant.
(The Quiet Partner Behind the Scenes)
About the Publisher
Red Handed Studios
Red Handed Studios is a small Indy comics publisher specializing in high quality story and art. The studio places a high price on quality over quantity, and yet still manages to put out a nice steady stream of product for folks enjoying a wide range of genre and style. For the entire Fallen Justice webcomic check http://comicrelated.com/wp_fallenjustice/
Cary Kelley is the founder and owner of Red Handed Studios and does most of the writing chores, all the production and design work, and a great deal of the lettering on the books the studio produces. He created the Fallen Justice universe along with Harold Edge and Steven Forbes and Dead Reckoning with Scottie Ray Watson, as well as creating 48, Totem, The Kansas Hit, and several other forthcoming titles. He also lettered the first two issues of Sky Pirates, wrote three issues of the Nifty comic The Cadre, and did letters on the Zuda winning web comic Extra Curricular Activities.
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