ECCC 2019: Boom! Studios Announces A Sparrow’s Roar Original Graphic Novel

by James Ferguson

Boom! Studios has announced A Sparrow’s Roar, a new original graphic novel from cartoonist C.R. Chua and co-writer Paolo Chikiamco. The comic follows a young knight who must assume the identity of her sister in order to save her kingdom.

Writer and artist C.R. Chua says:

I’m excited to finally share A Sparrow’s Roar with the world. At its core, it’s a story about brothers and sisters, about filling the spaces they leave behind, and about the power of a stubbornly awkward cog to wreck the most meticulously designed of machines. I also love drawing ladies in armor very, very much.

A Sparrow’s Roar starts with Elena of Esterpike, the revered commander of the most famed warriors in all the land, the legendary Lions of Esterpike. The focus shifts to her sister Per, a knight-in-training, once disaster strikes. Per has to gather allies in the face of an enemy even the Lions couldn’t defeat. With the help of Elena’s second-in-command, Amelia, Per takes on the role of her perfect older sister, traveling to the capital city to rally troops and convince the generals from neighboring city-states to help against the oncoming horde. Enemies come from more than the outside though as the poisonous intrigue of the court reveals her secret identity and makes it much harder to build the forces needed to survive.

Co-writer, Paolo Chikiamco added:

The women in my life have always been what society would dub as ‘strong’—but they were always simply women to me, and strength just an innate characteristic. Tina and I wanted to tell a story with a cast of women warriors, in a setting where they’d be notable for their skill rather than their sex. With A Sparrow’s Roar, we hope we can immerse readers in such a world… and then make them fear for its survival, of course.

A Sparrow’s Roar is set for release in October 2019.

Shannon Watters, Senior Editor, Boom! Studios says:

A Sparrow’s Roar is a beautiful fantasy tale, full of intrigue, dueling knights, and science that truly delves deep into the ideas of identity and what it takes to step up to the fight. The gorgeous illustrations and intriguing characters will instantly hook any fan of high fantasy and grand adventures!

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