A legendary hero returns in “The Epics of Enkidu”
Independent comic book creator Ahmed Alameen is preparing The Epics of Enkidu, a comic book sequel to the oldest known story in human history: The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Written and colored by Alameen and featuring illustrations by Chilean artist Felix Torres, The Epics of Enkidu is a modern spin on the ancient myth intended to spread autism awareness.
Here’s a plot synopsis of the book from the author:
The Epics of Enkidu is a comic book that features a superhero who happens to be autistic, in what could be the sequel to the oldest story ever found in human history, The Epics of Gilgamesh. The story takes place in a modern setting, where Enkidu is brought back and he does not remember who he is. Being autistic, his brain works so fast that everything around him moves too slow, which makes him act socially odd and interact with the world differently, but it does help him analyse everything, which makes him see the patterns of things – things that can happen before they happen, which can come handy in a fight, but not when you try to communicate with him.
If all goes to plan, the crowdfunding campaign is set to launch on 15 May via Indiegogo. In the meantime, you can check out some sample artwork below or sign up for email updates on the Indiegogo pre-launch page here.