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Saladin Ahmed and Megan Levens Astrology Comic

An illustration of Arab American character Rana Fawaaz. She has pierced ears and short but big brown hair and has a constellation shining on her face on the cover of Starstruck #1.

Picture: Meghan Levens, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Copper Bottle/Substack

Right here in our world, Scorpio Season is that almost all enchanted a part of the yr when it’s at all times Daylight Financial savings Time demon time no matter what the clock says. However the state of affairs’s a bit completely different on the Earth of Starsigns, Copper Bottle’s new month-to-month comedian sequence from author Saladin Ahmed and artist Megan Levins. io9 has your first look as we speak.

Everybody’s relationship to astrology is completely different, and sometimes has much less to do with how they really feel about their indicators versus how individuals react when studying them. For Rana Fawaazthe younger Arab American Brooklynite on the heart of Starsignsbeing a Taurus is only one side of her id, as is her being a caterer. However in contrast to her meals service gig, which is easy, the importance of her being born beneath a hard and fast, Venus-ruled signal is extra sophisticated to suss out as a result of a lot of it’s intangible and deeply private, and it’s unclear simply how a lot religion Rana put in astrology earlier than the occasions of this story about what occurs to the world when the zodiac’s constellation one way or the other fall to Earth. After the celebrities crash land proper into Rana’s life and take human type, although, she will be able to’t deny that there actually could also be one thing to everybody’s horoscopes past wishful, projective considering. Try the duvet and a web page preview to the primary situation under in addition to some phrases from Ahmed.

Image for article titled Saladin Ahmed and Megan Levens' New Comic Starsigns Is for the Astrology Heads

Picture: Meghan Levens, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Shawn Lee, Copper Bottle/Substack

The main characters of Starstruck standing in shadow, outside at night beneath the sky, which is filled by a rainbow-colored pane of light on which there are two circles containing the symbols of the zodiac.

Picture: Meghan Levens, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Copper Bottle/Substack

Chatting with io9, Ahmed (who identifies as “very a lot a Libra”) stated that the ideas at work in Starsigns are issues he’s lengthy been intrigued by, and wished to make use of as a method of telling interlocking tales about individuals higher understanding who they’re. “Exterior of the query of perception I’ve at all times been fascinated by the iconography across the western zodiacall of those little ‘tales’ organized in a wheel, utilized in flip to inform individuals tales about themselves,” Ahmed advised io9. “So that is truly mission that has been percolating a very long time. And in pairing with the completely BRILLIANT artist Megan Levens I’ve lastly been in a position make it a actuality!”

Along with Ahmed and Levens, Starsigns’ inventive group additionally contains colorist Kelly Fitzpatrick, letterer Shawn Lee, and Heather Antos. The primary situation of Starsigns is now obtainable to learn without cost at Copper Bottle.


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