Don’t miss a special Saturday book signing with writer Greg Anderson-Elysee for his newly released series, IS’NANA THE WERE SPIDER. Greg will appear at Forbidden Planet on September 24th to meet and greet and scribble on yer copies of his new graphic novel Is’nana The Were-Spider Vol. 1 from 2-4pm.
IS’NANA: THE WERE-SPIDER: FORGOTTEN STORIES is the first comic book of an on-going series of one-shots of the son of ANANSI the Spider-God of Stories from West African lore.
Accidentally breaking a barrier between our world and theirs (called THE MOTHER KINGDOM), Is’nana, the son of Anansi, accepts the responsibility for releasing creatures of horror into our world, villains who want nothing more but to cause chaos and mayhem to achieve their own diabolical or selfish goals. With guidance from his father, Is’nana not only strives to live up to his father’s name but to also reach his own potential while he seeks to discover his individuality and place in the world.
That is if he can survive an encounter with one of Anansi’s arch rivals: OSEBO the LEOPARD, a dangerous foe who seeks to be the legend remembered and not forgotten – by any means necessary!
IS’NANA: THE WERE-SPIDER: FORGOTTEN STORIES also includes an Introduction by comic book scribe DAVID HINE (Strange Embrace, Spawn, X-Men)!
“One of the main themes of Is’nana: The Were-Spider is the fear of being forgotten, whether it’s not leaving a mark or impact in the world to being a forgotten legend of previously acclaimed status. Growing up and having an interest in stories of the Africana Diaspora, I’m hoping this is the first of many stories I can produce in introducing many people to African and Black-based lore and characters that are unfortunately being passed on and in a sense forgotten. Rich characters that have so much potential for modern storytelling and will hopefully have a place today! Your support and donations will help with pushing forth this mission!”
Gregory Anderson-Elysee is the writer and creator of Is’nana: The Were-Spider. On pencils and inks is Walter Ostlie (Shiver Bureau), with Lee Milewski (Hunter’s Lore) providing colors, and Joshua Cozine (The Untamed) on letters.
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