Grasspeople is a story I wrote back in 1997. I started drawing the artwork then and got about halfway through the pencils and then this project ended up on the shelf along with Prisoner of the Mind. At that time, I was working in the animation industry which took up all of my time. Rediscovering this story a few years ago in a box of forgotten things was a pleasant surprise, it revived my energy in the idea and I knew I had to finish it.
The story itself is not a new idea, there are countless stories about a book, there are countless stories about a boy coming of age, but this one is about the people that care for a book about their own people. The Grasspeople story arc is roughly 5 books, but who knows where this will take me.
Monk is the son of an alchemist and the archivist of his people’s history. On his thirteenth birthday following the tradition of his people, Monk sets off on an inner journey to find himself on the way to becoming a man. Along his spiritual odyssey, he discovers his worst nightmares that challenge his inner strength. Using the knowledge of his people that was passed down through generations, he learns who he really is, but at great personal sacrifice.