Modern Mythology Updates Classic Legends For The Present Day

by James Ferguson

There’s a reason some stories stand the test of time. Just look at classic myths from the Greek and Roman empires. We’re still telling those today in every medium. Modern Mythology takes a unique approach to these legends, updating them for the present day. The anthology from Enkidu Studio is currently on Kickstarter, collecting 17 stories retelling some time-old classic hero myths in the modern day.

There are 29 creators involved in bringing this 160+ page collection together. There are some new comers and some rising stars in the mix. I recognized Clay Adams from Red Xmas and Russell Nohelty from Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter to name a few. This is one of those books that you can look back on in a few years and say you were in the ground floor of some real up-and-coming creators.

The myths explored in this anthology vary in size, scope, and location. A good amount of them come from Greek mythology like Achilles, Hercules, and Samson, but there are others that come from Africa, Asia, and Europe so there’s a pretty wide swath. As with most anthologies like this, if you’re not a fan of one story, just keep reading and you might like the next one instead.

The Modern Mythology Kickstarter campaign runs through September 19th, 2019. Rewards include digital and physical copies of the book, art prints, other titles from the Enkidu Studio library, sketches, and more.

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