Eisner Award Winner Saladin Ahmed Part of Creative Team Behind ‘Drac: Son of Dante’

Saladin Ahmed is teaming with Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Travon Free (Two Distant Stranger) to create Drac: Son of Dante.

Drac: Son of Dante is being crafted as a 15-part webcomic series for Tapas Media and Endeavor Content. It is free to read exclusively via Tapas Media’s site and mobile app, with the first two episodes having already launched. More episodes will release weekly on Fridays. It is said to introduce a new and contemporary mythology to the origins of Dracula, with the hopes that it will resonate with “multicultural and youth audiences alike.”

The series follows Dane, an eerie, flute-playing immortal who soon finds himself drawn to the human condition despite the judgment of his kind, vampires. It soon becomes an obsession of Dante’s, only to erupt into a conflict for the ages when his son, Drac ultimately chooses a human bride. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to be collaborating with such a ridiculously talented group of creators,” said Ahmed. “The team’s accolades speak for themselves. But it’s the living energy my fellow writers – along with artists, editors, producers, and musicians – have brought to DRAC: Son of Dante that’s going to make this a story people talk about for a long time to come.”

Ahmed served as a writer on Drac: Son of Dante along with Son M., Rob Markman and Deron Bennett. He also serves as an executive producer along with King, Free, Eric Pertilla and Layne Eskridge. Ray-Anthony Height, Don Ho, Craig Yeung, Sam Curtis, Marc Yarza, Butch Mapa, JJ Lopez, Federico Dalloccio, Paulo Sampaio and Marissa Louise all worked on the art for the series with Quelle Chris (Judas and the Black Messiah) scoring the project.

Ahmed is an acclaimed novelist, comic book writer and poet. He made his Marvel comics debut with the critically acclaimed Black Bolt, which went on to win the 2018 Eisner Award for Best New Series. He has since penned Miles Morales: Spider-Man and The Magnificent Ms. Marvel. Most recently he co-created Abbott for Boom Studios, as well as contributed to episodes for Spotify’s hit podcast, Batman Unburied.

Source: Deadline

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