Adventure Awaits in “Real Hero Shit”
A demonic playboy prince, a stoic half-elf, a short-fused mage and a compassionate cleric set off on a mystery-solving, swords-and-sorcery-filled adventure in Kendra Wells new graphic novel, “Real Hero Shit”. This mismatched group of adventurers go forth to protect the innocent, fight injustice and show of how cool they look!
Avery Kaplan @AveryKaplan6 interviews “Real Hero Shit” creator, Kendra Wells, on their inspirations for this rollicking, rowdy tale, the importance of gender diversity and the best snacks for RPG!
Kendra is a comic artist and illustrator. Their work includes Tell No Tales: Pirates of the Southern Seas, political cartooning with The Nib, and character design for Dimension 20’s The Unsleeping City, seasons one and two. They live in Brooklyn with their cat, Nicky, and enjoy food, swords, and video games where you can kiss. @kendrawcandraw
About “Real Hero Shit” – Innocent villagers are going missing in a small mountain town. The city guard have been blocked from conducting any real investigation. In their stead, the notorious Underguild has assigned Michel, the half-elven rogue a secret mission: find the missing villagers, and bring whoever— or whatever— kidnapped them to justice. Unfortunately for Michel (and his fellow adventurers, Ani and Hocus), they’re short a fighter, and need one more party member to foil this plot. Even more unfortunately, the only volunteer seems to be the arrogant, ostentatious, purple playboy, Prince Eugene, looking to cure his boredom. “Covert” is not a concept that he’s familiar with, and let’s just say his commitment to the mission is… Questionable.
Every day is Spring Break for Eugene, but outside palace walls, he crashes into a hard reality: the system that keeps him safe in his silk-sheeted bed isn’t particularly concerned with the well-being of anyone who isn’t him. Eugene will have to level-up his awareness if he means to be a real hero, and time is running short!
If you’re after sharp character writing, humor and queer rep in your fantasy, then this is the book for you!
The Kickstarter ends on Friday, October 29 at 6 pm PDT. The book will be released to the public by Iron Circus in 2022 – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ironspike/real-hero-shit-by-kendra-wells For mature readers.
Prism thanks Kendra Wells, Avery Kaplan and Iron Circus for this interview.
Iron Circus is the premiere publisher of graphic novels in the Midwest! A small-mid alternative house with a mission statement of showcasing the Strange And Amazing – https://ironcircus.com @ironcircuscomix