“Sons of Fate” is a four-book, three-part series that tells the story of a child from Africa, through circumstances, is trained in the ways of Bushido and by sheer will finds himself in his native land. of his mentor, Japan. There, he becomes the initiator and the catalyst of events which forge not only the Tokugawa dynasty but the history of feudal Japan itself. Although historical fiction, “Sons of Fate” is the real reason Japan closed its doors to the Western world until the arrival of Matthew Perry some 200 years later. The founder of Blackberryjuice Publishing as well as the creator, artist, and author of this one-shot, Deshong insists that “My Deadly Beloved” is an ongoing labor of love for the comic book world.
My Deadly Beloved is at its heart a love story… wrapped up in a samurai adventure. At nearly 200 pages in length, it’s a gripping tale of honor, deception and revenge.
The story focuses on the meeting of Lord Omo Jinjaku and Lady Akemi at the end of the Warring States era in Japan. Before they became the roots that sustain the Shogunate as well as the mentors of the child from a foreign country trained in the ways of Bushido, they were mortal enemies. Swore to destroy each other and all of each other’s way of life to adopt a different realization for Japan. Their initial occurrence, location and. Other circumstances not only strengthen their feelings for each other, but further complicate their situations and positions in their respective societies and among their peers while facing a common enemy.
“My Deadly Beloved” is available on Indiegogo from May 23 for a 30-day first run. This release will be an exclusive release from Blackberryjuice Publishing for Indiegogo with exclusive covers, including three alternates, and other exclusive content.
Besides the exclusive covers, Deshong through Blackberryjuice Publishing has also created three versions of the book. Although the story is the same, its execution is told in three distinct styles, giving the reader three different ways to experience the story. The first is a standard version of the book in its original imagination. This version is made up of gray tones with color in certain areas to enhance the storytelling to a level beyond just telling the story through illustrations and dialogue, but also with color. The second, illustrative version is told without dialogue where only the pictures tell the story in a true “pictures alone that tell the story” format. The latest version is the black and white edition. This version of the graphic novel contains the words and images, but without color, which gives the book a noir style.
Finally, Deshong provided a preview via the Blackberryjuice Publishing website (https://www.blackberryjuice.net/my-deadly-beloved-preview.html). There, the page contains a story preview, as well as a 14-page preview separate from the preview on Indiegogo.