feature: ‘raising dion’ – a superhero comic book, from the parent’s point of view

September 1, 2015

Check out this new superhero comic book, ‘Raising Dion’ – a superhero’s story, but from their parent’s point of view. Created by Dennis Liu (with illustrations from Jason Piperberg), the story centers on Nicole; raising her 7 year old son, Dion, who has superpowers. Liu states, “Life was hard enough keeping up with the bills, let alone trying to keep track of her son’s invisibility, plasma powers, and telekinesis. In order to study his progress, Nicole films her son 24/7 with the help of her friend, Pat, who is an aspiring filmmaker. But when Nicole starts to notice mysterious men tailing her, and with Dion’s developing abilities constantly changing and becoming more powerful, she must find the courage deep within herself that she can raise Dion on her own.” CLICK HERE to download the first issue of the comic for free and purchase the physical copy HERE (all funds made from physical sales will be used towards the next issue). And see Dennis Liu’s accompanying short film below.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor



Video credits:

Written & directed by Dennis Liu
Produced by Raven Jensen
Associate produced by Jon Truei
Starring: Upenda Morton, Nyri Haywood, James Clark