Writer Meredith Finch has tackled the likes of Wonder Woman, Catwoman, Xena, and the Little Mermaid. Now she sets her sights on Ruth, the star of one of the Bible’s love stories in a new original graphic novel illustrated by Colin Dyer, currently on Kickstarter.
The Book of Ruth is a retelling of the story from the Bible, this time set in the Great Depression in the town of Bethlehem, Texas. It follows Ruth as her family goes from poverty to abundance and back again. She’s widowed as a young woman and decides to leave everything behind to follow her bereaved mother-in-law, Naomi to Bethlehem. While Naomi curses God for seemingly abandoning her family, Ruth holds onto a quiet faith that God has a plan.
The Kickstarter campaign will run through November 30th, 2019. At the time of this writing, it’s about 30% to its funding goal. Rewards for the campaign include digital and physical copies of the book, a mystery box, posters, variants, and even a different with Meredith and David Finch.