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Azia & Jax

The Story

Azia, an ordinary teenager, lives a secret life: she’s a monster hunter!

Well, one in training at least. She comes from a long lineage of hunters, but she has been avoiding the hunter ruling council because she is trying to find her parents who disappeared five years ago. She knows the council would not understand. However, things change when a strange new monster seems to be hunting -her-. Finding her parents, surviving school, and hunting monsters may be the least of her problems, she could be killed! Can she solve the mysterious disappearance of her parents or will she be the next to disappear?

DARKBORN is an urban fantasy comic that explores the secret corners of our world where Hunters of the Venatores Council and dark monsters battle each other in a never-ending war. Follow Azilina Cross with her familiar, Jax, as they search for her parents and she trains to be a hunter—all while coming face-to-face with the most dangerous beasts lurking just out of sight.

The Creator

I am an independent illustrator, comic artist, graphic artist, 3D artist, and web developer. Basically, I like to make things! Originally from New Jersey, I grew up on classic 1980s cartoons and superhero comics. Some of my earliest memories are drawing cartoon characters on a little sketchpad—the start of a long-term passion for creating new worlds and characters.

Now currently residing in Florida, and armed with my trusty computer and Wacom Cintiq, I continue to pursue my creative dreams. When I’m not being creative I spend too much time playing games, typically MMORPGs—one of my long-time addictions.

You can read more about me and my other interests on my personal website.

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You can send me a message at georgepanella (at)