horror-fantasy graphic novel brings to life the legend of anansi the spider’s son

September 27, 2017
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Gregory Anderson-Elysee is the writer and creator of Is’nana: The Were-Spider, described as the “horror-fantasy, coming of age story” of its titular character, the son of the African folklore spider god Anansi. Together with Daryl Toh (Outer God) on pencils and inks, Lee Milewski (Hunter’s Lore) providing colors, Joshua Cozine (The Untamed) doing letters and production, and Walt Msonza Barna on the covers, Anderson-Elysee has now put together a graphic novel dream-team to bring the second volume of Is’nana’s story to life.

When the first volume of the modern take on the old mythology of West Africa and the Caribbean was released last year, Isnana was met with critical acclaim. Is’nana the Were-Spider: The Hornet’s Web picks up right where the first book left off, when the barrier between the god world and the human world has been broken.

But it can’t be completed without your help. The project is raising $10,000 on Kickstarter for production costs, and as of this writing has already raised over $4,000 of that. “Just as the last volume, I hope to continue to make sure these characters and stories are not being forgotten, as Is’nana pushes forth to continue on the legacy of Africana and Black-based folklore and mythology,” writes Anderson-Elysee. “Your support, donations, while sharing this project through friends, family, and social media will help to further continue this mission.”

Support the project here, and check out concept images from Is’nana below!