Graphic Novel series
Story and Art by Michael Adam Lengyel
First, in a series, The Mannamong is a graphic novel series geared for middle-grade readers but also loved by adults.
Desire is great. It lures us to take action and seek the truth.
Legends say the earth rained manna every day for humanity to consume, a gift by Mother Nature. Just one bite was enough to cure the ill and gain vast wisdom. Once the manna became scarce, humanity waged wars over the remaining leftovers, causing devastation to the planet and their own kind. Pleading to save them from their own vices, Mother Nature created spirits called mannamong to guide them and restore balance to nature. The Mannamong are now considered fairy tales as no one recalls witnessing them for centuries.
The book opens with Kali Teal an eight-year-old girl, suffering from an unexplainable illness. In a dream, she gets swept up in the mannamong world and learns from Gisenes, the daughter of mother nature, that a rogue mannamong named Tontorus, is the cause of her illness. Gisenes extracts Tontorus from Kali with her powers and sends her back home. When she awakes, she realizes she is cured. Not sure if it was a dream or not until Tontorus appears in her bedroom threatening to take her as a hostage.
What does this mannamong want? How will Kali deal with this menacing spirit?
The Mannamong – Volume 1 is the first book of kid graphic novel series that features engaging characters, plot twists, hidden secrets, and subtle humor.
Pick up The Mannamong – Volume 1 to discover this magical series today.
Michael Adam Lengyel is a 2015 graduate of Ringling College and Design with a B.A. in Business of Art and Design. Michael is a visual story artist and the creator of the online long-form comic series The Mannamong geared towards the 8-12-year-old. Where Mythical Spirits created by Mother Nature come to life for one little girl who must unravel the mystery of their existence. He successfully self-published the first volume of The Mannamong through Kickstarter and is currently working on volume 2. He also created the comic series Qwibble – The Quivering Bag of Bones, a mini-comic series about an anxious ghoul who musters up courage in a Halloween world.