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© 2018 by Furqan Jabbar

For more info on this project   |   mfjabbar@gmail.com

What is this all about?

Dagar the Desert Hawk and the Sons of Darkness is a two-part graphic novel which chronicles the story of an adventurer who happens to be convert to Islam. Being that the main character is a Muslim, the story aims to provide younger Muslim audiences with heroic role models to counter negative portrayals.  

Although the story is set in 1940's (in order to provide a few history lessons along the way), it maintains a ‘modern’ tone with memorable characters including Ayesha, a burqa-clad ninja and Zayd, a twelve-year old fan of Lovecraft. The story aims to be for middle-eastern philosophies what Avatar: The Last Airbender was for eastern philosophies and thus has something of ‘nikelodeoneque’ quality which may appeal to younger audiences. 

The Story

Upon discovering that his beloved mentor Sheikh Ahmed was murdered, Dagar becomes entangled with the Brotherhood of Baal, a clandestine group headed by a masked-man known only as “Ishbaal.” He too was a student of Sheikh Ahmed and has a deep respect for Dagar due to the stories he has heard about him and the status he once had with Sheikh Ahmed. Though Ishbaal is not pleased to have a hand in killing the Sheikh, he shows little remorse as he believes that through his actions there will come forth a new age of enlightenment, an ‘age of Baal.’ He believes that Hitler had no vision and believes he can succeed where he failed… there’s just one catch. In order to do this, he must have the missing half of an ancient tablet secretly held by Sheikh Ahmed. Once procured, he can control the Sons of Darkness, an endless and ancient army of warriors who know only war and death.

 

Dagar the Desert Hawk and the Sons of Darkness is a 180-page graphic novel (to be divided in two parts) which chronicles the story of an experienced adventurer who happens to be convert to Islam. Being that the main character is a Muslim, the story aims to provide younger Muslim audiences with heroic role models to counter negative portrayals.  

Although the story is set in 1946 (in order to provide a few history lessons along the way), it maintains a ‘modern’ tone with memorable characters including Ayesha, a burqa-clad ninja and Zayd, a twelve-year old fan of Lovecraft. The story aims to be for middle-eastern philosophies what Avatar: The Last Airbender was for eastern philosophies and thus has something of ‘nikelodeoneque’ quality which may appeal to younger audiences. 

Origins of the Project

Team Dagar
Eder Messias [Artist]
Eder Messias is a talented artist who has previously illustrated Family Secret, Assassin and Son (over 250 pages) and five editions of Eon Quest for Space Goat agency.
Furqan Jabbar [Writer]
Furqan Jabbar is based in Melbourne, Australia. He has previously written for AlJumua magazine, writes and enjoys science-fiction and has spent over a year developing Dagar the Desert Hawk and the Sons of Darkness.
Duncan Eagleson [Editor]
Duncan Eagleson is a writer/artist known for drawing part of the "Fables & Reflections" collection of Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series. He also worked on the adaption of Anne Rice's the Witching Hour.
Slamet Mujiono [Colorist]
Slamet Mujiono is from Kebumen, Indonesia and has been coloring comics for about six years. He has colored a variety of titles such as Red Sonya, Flash Gordon, Zenescope's Robyn Hood and Doctor WHO.
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