“Augustine” is the working title for an adventure YA graphic novel. It follows August and her ragtag group of friends in a western-inspired world with a dash of Greek Mythology.
August and her team have been searching for the Heart of the God for years, and now they’ve found it. The obvious next step is to cash it in, as it’ll definitely give them a pretty penny, but something holds August back–the myths she knows of the harpy goddess, Podarke, of which the Heart belongs to. These myths turn out to be true as Podarke herself hunts the group down and kidnaps August, leaving it up to the rest to go and rescue her. But the more August and Podarke learn about each other, the more alike they realize they are… and perhaps this goddess is more human than August thought.
Augustine is aimed to be a light-hearted, fun romp with humour, action and romance–with a core built on heart, found family and letting go of one’s past. It is a collaboration between me and Jay Kiakas.
Concepts and Illustrations
Augustine is the rework of another work titled Xenia, which was a much more somber, serious comic. Although we both still love the concept of Xenia, we felt it wasn’t quite a match for the main characters, August and Podarke, so we took them out and created Augustine with them instead. We may still return to the ideas of Xenia one day.
Xenia Concepts and Illustrations