Allison Shaw is raising funds to print a completed, golden-hued comic retelling of the classic Greek romance of Hades and Persephone.
In his ancient hymns, Homer tells us of the unyielding Lord of the Dead who kidnapped the innocent daughter of Demeter. He tells us quite a bit, in fact, for someone who wasn’t there.
Persephone is no tragic victim, but a kind young woman held in place by her overbearing mother. A failed scheme by Apollo leads her to a chance encounter with the humorless Hades, who is struck by love’s arrow. Now he must wrestle with his aching heart before he loses control entirely.
...Not that the infatuated Persephone has any complaints regarding Hades' plight.
As desire blooms between the secluded goddess of the harvest and the ruler of the underworld, the world changes both above and below.
Allison Shaw, creator of comics Far to the North and Tigress Queen, drew on her passion for mythology and ear for modern dialogue to create an updated myth for a mature audience. She wished to offer to her readers a feminist and sensual take on the story, which has grown more and more popular over the years, thanks to its themes of change, rebirth and growth.
Persephone was originally published online on Patreon. The print version of Persephone is published in partnership with Hiveworks. The book is a 164-page softcover comic intended for an adult audience. This one volume contains the entire story.
Backers have the possibility to not only grab the print volume, but also to select adorable mythological rewards.
The two types of rewards being offered include a beautiful golden metal pin, and a set of Persephone postcards.
Although Persephone is a single volume, feel free to check out Allison's Patreon for more mythological comics!
Published in partnership with Hiveworks.
The song used in the video is a composition by Mattia Cupelli.
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