You can listen to John Jennings and Damian Duffy discuss their graphic novel adaption of Parable of the Sower at the Huntington Library and Gardens, home of the Octavia Butler archive here: https://www.huntington.org/videos-recorded-programs/presidents-series-parable-of-the-sower
In this graphic novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind the #1 bestseller Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future. In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.