Discover “The New World” with an original graphic novel from David Jesus Vignolli
Real world history meets historical fantasy in David Jesus Vignolli’s upcoming original graphic novel The New World, out next year from BOOM! Studios. Creator David Jesus Vignolli digs deep into his family history to weave a tale of discovery, freedom, and redemption, told through the eyes of three very different people. If it’s anything like his work A Girl in the Himalayas, it will be as thought-provoking as it is gorgeous. Check out the details below.
David Jesus Vignolli Braves The NEW WORLD at BOOM! Studios
Discover The Epic Original Graphic Novel in August 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 22, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced NEW WORLD, a new original graphic novel debuting in stores August 2019 from visionary cartoonist David Jesus Vignolli (A Girl in The Himalayas).
The discovery of the Americas forever changed the landscape of the world as cultures collided with violent consequences. But there’s another story you don’t know, one of a supernatural force that united a heroic trio in opposition - a Native Indian seeking revenge against those who invaded her land, an African musician fighting for freedom against those who enslaved him, and a Portuguese sailor in search of redemption. These three unlikely heroes, connected by fate, will work together to free the New World from the darkness of the old.
NEW WORLD is a timely story about the ways our differences unite us in our darkest hours, intertwining the cultures of Vignolli’s personal heritage to explore the European discovery of the Americas with a vibrant blend of fantasy and history.
“Writing NEW WORLD for me was like digging deep into the roots of my ancestry. I have a black mother originating from the slaves brought to Brazil by Portuguese sailors and a white father whose forefathers came from Portugal and Italy and, somewhere along the way some Native Indian folks in my family tree” said David Jesus Vignolli. “NEW WORLD is set in 16th century around the time America was discovered, and it tells the story of the encounter of those three continents: America, Africa and Europe, through the eyes of a young Native American girl. Although it's a fantasy it's based on real historical facts. In a way, NEW WORLD is the story of how I came into being.”
NEW WORLD is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ ambitious Archaia imprint, home to graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Bolivarby Sean Rubin; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez; About Betty’s Boobby Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau; Waves by Ingrid Chabbert; and licensed series like Jim Henson’s The Power of the Dark Crystal and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation.
“David Jesus Vignolli has a special voice unlike any other in graphic fiction today – something he showed the world with his incredible debut graphic novel A Girl In the Himalayas and that he takes to the next level in NEW WORLD,” said Cameron Chittock, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Following his acclaimed debut graphic novel, Vignolli’s latest work tackles powerful and relevant themes with a sense of adventure and, most importantly, a spirit of hope that will resonate with readers of any age.”
The New World will hit comic shops August 2019.