KINGS OF NOWHERE
A graphic novel currently in the making.
Ever since the earliest days of mankind, humans have always been fascinated by the allure of the beast. Some of the first humans were bestowed with the gift of shifting into the animals that they often worshiped. However, once the shift was made, it was permanent and there was no turning back to the human they once were. The earliest beasties were revered as gods. Anubis the jackal, Ganesha the elephant, and Wukong the monkey were amid the many. They were respected for their unparalleled strength, divine wisdom, and their connection to the spirit realm. It was also for these reasons that humans saw the danger in these beasties. The admiration they once had for them turned to fear. Over the centuries, the beasties began to lose their reverence among the people. Fear caused people to revolt and the once godlike were tossed into the depths of society and seen as monsters and abnormalities of the human race. Hidden in the slums away from hateful eyes, the beasties naturally strive in the criminal underworld using their skills and instincts to gain the upper-hand against the humans. They became the lords of their own domain, masters of the unseen, Kings of Nowhere.
Volume 1 revolves around our character, Bili, the sort of kid who just wants to tend to himself but manages to get in to trouble more often than he would like. Being beaten and bullied everyday almost became part of his daily routine. However, one instance pushed him past his limits. In a brutal assault, the intense stress causes Bili to shift in to a chimpanzee. Like many beasties, he was broken and cast aside by society… but then came along Hamed, a fellow beastie who’s been playing the game a little longer. He begins to show him the ropes and together they make their presence known in Lo Divino and introduce you to the world of Kings of Nowhere.
"I’m not the hero, I’m far from one."
Hey, I’m Roosh, an artist based in Toronto. I’m the creator of Kings of Nowhere, a graphic novel currently in the making.
When is the release of Kings of Nowhere?
Kings of Nowhere (KON) will be released Q2 of this year
How will I be able to purchase Kings of Nowhere when it becomes available?
Kings of Nowhere will be available to pre-order this Summer and will be shipped out in the fall.
Will Kings of Nowhere be available worldwide?
Yes! I will be making it available internationally
What was the inspiration behind Kings of Nowhere?
I've always been heavily inspired by animes including Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop, Afro Samurai, and games such as Bloody Roar and the GTA series. That combined with my passion for animals has always given me the drive to create a comic and a world of my own.
What audience is it for?
KON is intended for a more mature audience
What are the plans for KON in the future?
I hope to make KON in to a TV series/movie or even a video game one day. I want to see figurines of all the KON character in all the toy stores. The graphic novel is just the beginning.