Imagine if all those myths and folktales of the past were real. Creatures like nymphs, goblins, witches, and ogres live among humanity. They integrate so well in modern society that humans barely notice. Some of these supernatural beings stand out as protectors. These mythological superheroes defend the innocent from folklore’s creepies and crawlies. Demigods and guardian spirits clash with demons and beasts. Meanwhile, many supernatural beings make their way the same way we do. They go to their day jobs, raise their children, go out to party and just live their lives.
Follow the story of Scott, a demigod son of Apollo, as he learns to navigate the supernatural side of modern society. As Scott awakens his superpowers, he is thrust into this modern, mythological world. Thankfully, he has his boyfriend Markos and the rest of Team Sparrow to help him on the way.
The Sparrow is partly a superhero action story and partly a character-driven, slice-of-life adventure. I created the Sparrow because I’m a fan of both mythology and superhero comics. But I noticed that aside from a few specific characters, major superhero stories don’t really embrace folklore as the basis for their concepts. So I decided to create the Sparrow and tell that kind of story. Whether you’re a fan of superheroes, myth and folklore, urban fantasy, or character-driven stories, I hope you find something you enjoy in the Sparrow!
Meet the Cast
- Scott, the Sparrow – Son of Apollo, rookie hero, and charming celebrity musician
- Markos, the Prophet – Chosen of Olympus, emissary between the gods and the mortal realm
- Ana, La Llorona – A vigilante working to defend the city from wicked creatures
- Tybalt, the Crimson Horn – An outgoing firefighter and hero who isn’t as human as he looks
- Natsumi, the Dove – Daughter of Hachiman, tattoo artist, and exorcist
- Conalt, the Morrigan – A half-fae man with a fondness for crows and shadows
About the Author
Hi, I’m Micah! I’m a professional cartoonist and illustrator. The Sparrow is one of my personal passion projects. I’ve always loved researching myth and legend, and I grew up reading all sorts of superhero stories. One day, it hit me that while we see many superhero stories that touch on mythological themes, there are not many that embrace classic legends as their foundation. That gave me the idea to create a ragtag band of mythology-inspired heroes that are just trying to make a difference in the world, while dealing with their own lives.
The Sparrow is part superhero story, part character drama. You’ll see Team Sparrow get into action and excitement, but you’ll also get to know them when they’re not fighting monsters and villains. Aside from mythology, I also take inspiration from stories like the Percy Jackson series, the Dresden Files, the video game Hades, and more!
You can check out my portfolio at http://www.micahdraws.com