ahmed alameen, autism, autistic heroes, enkidu, epics of enkidu, felix torres, gilgamesh, Indie Comics, Kickstarter
The Epics of Enkidu comic book features an autistic superhero in what could be the sequel to the oldest known story in human history: The Epics of Gilgamesh. The story takes place in a modern setting where Enkidu is brought back and does not remember who he is. His brain works so fast that everything around him moves too slowly. This makes him act socially odd and interact with the world differently, but it also helps him analyze everything. He sees the patterns of things that can happen before they happen, which is handy in a fight, but not when you try to communicate with him.
You can help this book get made!
The funding campaign starts today, May 15, at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-epics-of-enkidu#/
Here is a preview of artwork from the book! Written and colored by Ahmed Alameen. Penciled and inked by Felix Torres.
UPDATE: The funding campaign met and exceeded its goal in June 2020 thanks to 101 backers.