Kid Stardust: Romance of the Divine Arms is the first of a forthcoming graphic novel series written and illustrated by Rafael Pearl. It is a comical adventure story with elements of science fiction, sword and sorcery, and late 90’s/early 2000’s Nickelodeon humor.
The first issue is the account of a young monkey named Kid Stardust who witnesses a pair of falling stars. Touching one of the stars grants Kid Stardust “The Right Divine Arm”, a prosthesis with the ability to fire destructive laser beams.
Reveling in this newfound strength, Kid Stardust resolves to find the second fallen star and wield power formidable enough to reverse death itself.
Mentor: Andrew MacLean
Rafael Pearl was a speaking orangutan that had been kept in the San Diego zoo for several years starting in 2003. In 2008 it was discovered that Rafael was not actually an orangutan but was, in fact, a very lumpy and very lazy man. He was posthumously deified and is a central figure in ancient Welsh mythology. No, I lied. None of that was true. I am just very shy, you see. The real truth is that I am a simple dude inspired by folklore, comic books and television shows. I grew up drawing comics and cartoons and would like to go out drawing comics and cartoons. I love my Mom and Dad very much.