Back To Scout’s Dystopian Future
♦ Tim Truman has launched his kickstarter campaign to fund a new 100 page Scout graphic novel which he has created with Benjamin Truman to be published the beginning of next year and here’s the info for that campaign…
Scout: Marauder is the first volume in a new graphic novel series set in the dystopian future that I created for Scout and Scout: War Shaman, published by Eclipse Comics. This new chapter is a stand-alone story requiring little or no familiarity with the earlier stories for your enjoyment.
The future: The land once known as America has spiraled into decay, devolving into a splintered collection of independent governments. In the Sonora Desert, a new regime has gained dominance: The Corporate Alliance of Southwestern States, led by oligarch Patricia Nevermore. Seeking to create an industrial empire, Nevermore has ordered all able-bodied citizens within Alliance-controlled territory to serve a year of public service in the government’s factories. Using bio-engineered tracking animals and up-armored MAG security robots, roving mercenary units round up holdouts and cart them to the Alliance’s industrial complexes. Thus far, only the hidden, self-sufficient farming community of Lapida has escaped their notice.
Then a mysterious, lone hijacker begins preying on Alliance supply convoys. The locals call this fleeting, ghost-like being “the Marauder”. Outraged, Nevermore orders her security forces into the desert to hunt him down.
But who is the Marauder?
Fifteen years have passed since Emanuel Santana–AKA Scout–set out with his two young sons on a journey across a shattered country. Branded a terrorist by some and a hero by others, Scout was finally ambushed and killed by government troops. Wounded during the battle, his oldest son, Tahzey, was rescued by one of Scout’s allies, militant missionary Rev. Sand Dog Yuma. However, Scout’s youngest son, Victorio, was never found and was presumed dead.
Now Tahzey is 20–a wandering scholar and grifter, possessing only a backpack full of memories and the black market cybernetic arm and eye that replaced those he’d lost when his father was killed. He avoids the use of guns, blaming them for all the misfortune that he’s seen in the world. Raised by Rev. Yuma and thus denied his father’s traditional Apache teachings, Tahzey tries to find his roots and a purpose in a ravaged world.
Running into trouble with authorities in Mexico, Tahzey flees north… and is unexpectedly reunited with the brother he thought was dead. Victorio has lived alone in the desert since his father’s death– a veritable feral child, living off the desert’s bounty and raiding Alliance convoys. How he managed to do so is a mystery. Yet he has… seemingly guided by Powers that only he can see.15 years of separation has made them strangers. Caught up in the flames of a desert conflict, Tahzey and Victorio Santana must learn how to become brothers again.
Exclusive Kickstarter Edition published by Truman Studio.
Projected publication date: February, 2019
Your kind backing helps us complete, print and ship this book.
*100-page graphic novel, full color
*6-3/4”x 10-1/4” trade paperback format
*18 pt. silk/matte coated covers
*80-85 lb. glare-free coated interior pages
*Includes PDF of the completed book once it is published
Story- Timothy Truman & Benjamin Truman
Illustrations- Timothy Truman
Digital Painting- Timothy Truman
Color Flatting- Weshoyot Alvitre
Editorial Assistance & Social Media Management- Emily Truman
Special Thanks to Cultural Consultants- Michael A. Sheyahshe & Dr. Lee Francis IV
Art & story Copyright 2018 Timothy Truman. All characters TM 2018 Timothy Truman. All Rights Reserved.
Here’s the kickstarter link