Tim Truman's SCOUT Returns In New Series

Scout: Marauder
Scout: Marauder
Credit: Timothy Truman
Scout: Marauder
Scout: Marauder
Credit: Timothy Truman

Timothy Truman's dystopian future title Scout is returning in a new series of OGNs the writer/artist is funding through Kickstarter. The first OGN, Scout: Marauder, is scheduled to debut February 2019.

"Fifteen years have passed since Emanuel Santana - a.k.a. Scout - set out with his two young sons on a journey across a shattered country. Branded a terrorist by some and a hero by others, Scout was finally ambushed and killed by government troops," reads the book's description. "Wounded during the battle, his oldest son, Tahzey, was rescued by one of Scout's allies, militant missionary Rev. Sand Dog Yuma. However, Scout's youngest son, Victorio, was never found and was presumed dead."

Scout: Marauder
Scout: Marauder
Credit: Timothy Truman

"Now Tahzey is 20–a wandering scholar and grifter, possessing only a backpack full of memories and the black market cybernetic arm and eye that replaced those he'd lost when his father was killed. He avoids the use of guns, blaming them for all the misfortune that he's seen in the world. Raised by Rev. Yuma and thus denied his father's traditional Apache teachings, Tahzey tries to find his roots and a purpose in a ravaged world."

Scout: Marauder is planned as a 100-page full color OGN co-written, drawn, and painted by Truman. Truman is joined by Benjamin Truman (as co-writer), Weshoyot Alvitre (color flatter), and Emily Truman (editorial assistant).

Truman is seeking $37,375 on Kickstarter by July 9, and as of publication of this article has already taken in $14,881.

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