Sunday, May 8, 2011
Legend of Hedgehog Boy by Rene Capone
The Legend of Hedgehog Boy
A graphic novel by Rene Capone
A wise cracking disgruntled teddy bear, a strong willed boy and a magical journey to save a kidnapped friend, complete with magic unicorn. Join Hedgehog Boy as he marches on forward against all odds through a place called "Sugar Valley". Accompanied by Chip the orphaned mail man, Flower Diamond, the oracle of the imagined dreamscape and one seriously powerful drag queen named Mrs. Vera. Can these four friends help hedgehog Boy conquer his hateful arch enemy? Can they rescue rescue Kitty from an evil scheme that threatens the very balance of Sugar Valley? Read and find out ...
San Francisco artist Rene Capone tells the story of an abused child who rejects the role of victim and enters an alternate reality where he sets off on a dangerous adventure of revenge, self discovery, and ultimately love. Told in part from the artists own experiences, this is an unapologetically queer graphic novel with emotional depth and imagination. It unfolds like a love letter to any lost child who ever needed a friend ... in three chapters.
220 first edition copies signed and numbered by the artist.
Read more or order your copy here.