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The Book of Ruth

An adaptation of the biblical Book of Ruth brought into the 20th century, told in graphic novel format.

The Book of Ruth

An adaptation of the biblical Book of Ruth brought into the 20th century, told in graphic novel format.

CA$ 16,244
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About

The Book of Ruth



I have been blessed over the course of my career to have written stories for some of the comic industry's most iconic female characters, including Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Rose, Xena, Age of Conan: Valeria, and The Little Mermaid.  But there is something special about the story of Ruth. 

Cover - Main

Ruth's tale chronicles one family's journey from poverty, to abundance, into poverty again, and then back to abundance.  But it is the central character of Ruth that makes this story so compelling.  Widowed as a young woman, Ruth makes the choice to leave behind everything she knows and follow her bereaved mother-in-law to Bethlehem.  While Naomi rails against God for his seeming abandonment of her family, Ruth holds only a quiet, and sincere faith that God, who she has come to know and love, has a plan.  It is her courage and unwaivering faith that shine like a beacon for all who feel lost.  Especially a retired soldier turned farmer named Boaz. 

Cover - Chapter 3

 One of the Bible's most beautiful love stories, this 112 page graphic novel, retelling of The Book of Ruth, set during the Great Depression, is the story of one woman's journey of faith and love as you've never seen it before. Join Noami, Ruth, and Boaz in the a little town called Bethlehem, Texas, as they struggle to overcome sickness, death and bankruptcy, and discover sometimes all you really need to have is faith. 

PREVIEW OF PAGES

THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE ONE
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE TWO
The Book of Ruth - Page Three
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGES FOUR & FIVE
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE SIX
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE SEVEN
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE EIGHT
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE NINE
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE TEN
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE ELEVEN
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE TWELVE
THE BOOK OF RUTH - PAGE THIRTEEN

VARIANT COVERS

The following variant covers by industry giants Jason Fabok, David Finch, Billy Tucci and Lee Weeks are available in limited release.  If we are blessed to the get to the point of needing stretch goals we will offer more copies, limited edition linen prints and line-art versions for these incredible pieces of art.  NOTE: Colored versions of both Jason Fabok's cover and David Finch's cover as well as the colors and inks for the Lee Weeks' variant will be released over the course of this 30 day Kickstarter campaign.  

THE BOOK OF RUTH - VARIANT COVER - JASON FABOK
THE BOOK OF RUTH - VARIANT COVER - DAVID FINCH
THE BOOK OF RUTH - VARIANT COVER - BILLY TUCCI

ABOUT MEREDITH FINCH

She has been behind the stories of some of comic’s most iconic female heroines, including her best-selling run on Wonder Woman, as well as Catwoman for DC Comics, Xena: Warrior Princess for Dynamite Comics, Grimm Fairy Tales: The Little Mermaid for Zenescope and her own character Rose, published through Image comics. Her versatile work not only includes traditional superhero comics, but also mystery, horror, mythology, comedy and fantasy; a genre which she admits to being a fan of since her early days. Finch’s writing brings an authentic female voice to characters that have often been written by men.

In 2018, and again in 2019 she was nominated for a Joe Schuster Award for best writer.

In addition to writing comics, Meredith also writes a blog focused on spirituality and relationships.

"The Book of Ruth is a project that God placed upon my heart almost as soon as I started writing comics.  But it was several years, and many comics book scripts later before I felt that I was ready to sit down and apply myself to telling the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz properly.  From finding Colin to do the artwork; to having a friend in ministry who helped ensure that I maintained the themes and ideas that were central to the original story; to the incredible line-up of variant cover artists who gave of their time and energy; to having such an unfailingly supportive husband; throughout every stage of this project, I have felt so incredibly blessed. I can only hope and pray that this book is as much a blessing to its readers as the making of it has been to me." 

ABOUT COLIN DYER

N. Colin Dyer is excited to be jumping into his first graphic novel with The Book of Ruth. After graduating from the Savannah College of Art and Design, he worked for a small animation studio in Ohio, then moved on to be an exhibit artist for the Ark Encounter where his primary exhibit was bound into the book “Searching for Truth: The Illustrated Gospel.” Working on this particular graphic novel has been an incredible adventure, exploring toning with ink wash and airbrushes to convey emotions and moods without the use of color. Colin is super excited to see what kind of storytelling challenge awaits him next.

"My name is Colin, and I am passionate about everything that is visual storytelling. Whether that be comic art, storyboards, concept art, movies, illustration, etc; I love that visual storytelling can be the bridge to so many gaps that exist in the world. From race to religion, gender, and even language, telling a story using a visual narrative breaks down all those barriers and allows people to connect. Time is the most precious currency that we all share, and for me it's not about the $3 spent on a comic book, it's about the 30 minutes that someone is willing to sit down with and enjoy the world, the story, and the characters that I give life to with my pen. To be a part of giving someone 30 minutes of entertainment, a new world to explore and enjoy, is pretty dang cool. I am incredibly proud of the work that Meredith and I have put into this reimagining of the biblical story of Ruth and am excited for others to enjoy this story as well." 

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