Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has announced a new original graphic novel to be published via explosive all-ages imprint KaBOOM! next August. Kudzu: Heart of the Mountain by Dustin Bolton is billed as "a stunning new vision of sci-fi and fantasy fused together in an unforgettable story about discovering your future by first understanding your past."
More from the press release:
Years after a worldwide ecological disaster, a young boy named Kudzu uncovers his family history…which is tied to the terrible event that destroyed the world! But as he learns the truth, Kudzu is drawn into a clash of worlds that threatens all of mankind, but may also be the key to giving the planet a new start.
Dustin Alexander Bolton is an artist and writer from Memphis, TN. Bolton earned his Bachelor of Arts in Film and Animation from Rhode Island School of Design before beginning his professional career in Atlanta, GA. He forged his early career as an animator on several popular Adult Swim shows, including Harvey Birdman. Bolton's professional roles have since evolved through various advertising roles for major brands, including Disney, Warner Media, and AT&T. His debut graphic novel emerges from the high tech-fantasy in 80's pop culture and sci-fi films, the magical worlds crafted by Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki, and the rich cultural heritage of African American families across the American south.
And Bolton says:
I'm so excited to unveil the world of KUDZU with its mythic beasts, rusty mechs, and caverns full of a mysterious power called tama. I also can't wait for everyone to meet Kudzu, the boy who bonds with an ancient power to save his fragile homeland from the grips of a tyrant, and ultimately discovers the power that lies within himself.
Look for it in stores next August.