I figured it couldn’t hurt to post a little bit of the big project I’m working on with Joanna Estep. This is some character art and sample pages from Jangala, a futuristic gangland retelling of the Jungle book. Jo and I are really stoked to tell this story and are in the process of finding a good home for it! Here is our elevator pitch:
“Now this is the Law of the Jungle- as old and as true as the sky;
And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back-
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the Strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”
Jangala is an adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Books flung forward in time to an age where the wrecked earth is stumbling into a new century. Taking place in a futuristic Mumbai, Jangala retells the Jungle Books from the point of view of a young, untested police officer, Mowgli as he goes undercover into the dangerous gangland of an insular, impoverished slum to take down the violent drug kingpin, Shere Khan.
Written by Leia Weathington, the award-winning creator of The Legend of Bold Riley series, drawn by Harvey Award-winner Joanna Estep and featuring colors by Conley Smith, Jangala is a childhood story with sharp new teeth.
womp womp reblompSource: boldriley