Ghost of the Gulag is written and illustrated by David Derrick Jr. He’s worked in the film industry as a storyboard artist for many years. The most recent films he worked on are Disney’s Moana and the upcoming The Lion King directed by Jon Favreau. Ghost of the Gulag is an ongoing webcomic that you can read for free online at ghostofthegulag.com. We’re running this Kickstarter to print the first volume of the story; over 220 pages of comic plus additional behind the scenes artwork.
What’s the Story?
Set in a fictional post WW2 Russia, an Amur Tiger lives alone in a forgotten prison camp. One eye was destroyed by the whip, the other branded and scarred with a sickle and hammer. Though blind, the Tiger learns how to see with the aid of his friend, a raven. The Tiger is unwittingly drawn into a larger conflict over the control of the Taiga (the great northern forest of Russia). The Tribe of the Wolf and the Clan of the Boar both vie for control and the Tiger becomes the tipping point and must choose the fate of the Taiga.