Raising Dion Book Trailer Goes Viral

By Maryann Yin 

Writer Dennis Liu and illustrator Jason Piperberg joined forces for a comic book entitled Raising Dion. The story stars a single black mother named Nicole who has a seven-year-old son with supernatural powers.

The video embedded above features a book trailer for the project. Thus far, it has drawn more than 40,000 views on YouTube.

According to Fusion, Liu “drew upon his experience as an uncle to five nieces and spoke with actual single mothers about raising children alone to develop Nicole’s voice. Nicole, he explained, is equal parts Martha Kent and Alfred Pennyworth, the adults responsible for raising Superman and Batman.” Click here to download a free digital copy of the first issue. (via GOOD magazine)