IKTOMI is a Dark Fantasy/Western Graphic Novel that will drag readers into the different worlds of Native American Mythology, post-Civil War America and Dark Magic, all perfectly blended. The well-crafted ensemble cast of rough and down to earth trailblazers of the West, brave Natives and sinister disciples of the Occult, promises to deliver exciting stories filled with blood, grit and glory. It’s “Matrix meets American Vampire meets Kingsway West”. This 25-issue Graphic Novel is the brainchild of writer Leonardo Masetti and producer Pier Paolo Piccoli, two native-born Italians sharing a common passion for mystery, fantasy and, obviously, famed movie director Sergio Leone.
The story follows two separated dimensions fighting for absolute domination of the Human Race. In one - the Upper World - an unusual pair of heroes (Jack Freeman, a white-man-turned-Lakota-Shaman, and Medicine Eagle, a wise Lakota Holy Man) battle against road agents, Blue Coats and terrifying creatures from Native American Mythology. The other dimension is a dreadful and frightful place called Xibalba, ruled by an evil Minister of the Occult called Huracan. An Indian Trickster Spirit, known as Iktomi, is the link between these two dimensions. Evoked by Huracan, he is given the task of electing disciples among the Human Race who, through Dark Magic spells and ceremonies, will allow Huracan and his Army to invade and conquer Our World. Among this herd of devoted disciples, there's Sly, a ruthless bandit who also murdered Jack’s girlfriend (Allie Morrison). A memorable clash soon erupts, and the fate of all Humanity will lie in the hands of Jack, Medicine Eagle and their…”doubles” in Xibalba.
The Graphic Novel is penciled, inked and toned by Ryan Gutierrez (who also penciled, inked and colored the Covers) and lettered by Joseba Morales. Ryan's ability to bring to light all the characters’s intense cinematographic expressions has been matched by Leonardo’s skills in creating authentic, unique and signature dialogues, making Iktomi a one-of-a-kind saga.
Source Point Press has announced that the first Volume of this brand new creator- owned Graphic Novel will hit the stores in May of 2016.
The primary goal of this Detroit-based indie Publisher is to bring quality new creator- owned content to readers in the form of books, graphic novels, and comics; and to raise recognition of lesser-known talent. They are best known for their titles in the horror and pulp genres.
More information can be found at the following websites: www.SoucePointPress.com and www.Iktomi.us. And at the following social medias: facebook.com/ SourcePointPress, twitter.com/SourcePtPress and instagram.com/sourcepointpress.