Southern Truths featuring John Patton Jr.
Following the release of A Genesis Found, John Patton Jr.'s story was continued in this short lived online comic strip written by the film's writer/director Lee Fanning, and illustrated by artist Kevin Maggard. The released portions are available below.
Though the concept was never fully realized, the work does feature a pair of powerful vignette's from Patton's life-- the story's opening as an adolescent in Moundville, followed by a nightmare firefight during his time in WWII's pacific theater. Here's the official synopsis from the unfinished work:
Years have past, but John Patton Jr. hasn’t shaken the burden he unearthed in Moundville. Through War, Love and Loss, John’s successes are overmatched by the secret- the discovery- he fears he can never explain. War Hero, Archaeologist, and Husband & Father—the best years of John’s life are put at peril by mounting obsession and his quest to get back what was took.
John’s search for God carries him through Ball Turret service in the Pacific War, and continues with his rise to prominence as one of the most important archaeologists of his day. But in science he can find no answers- until he’s willing to put it all on the line for the hunt of a mythical ancestor, “The Itinerant Man”—John’s last chance to explain away what he found, and reclaim what he lost.
"Hoover Hedgehogs" (Strip 1)
"The Decoy" (Strip 2)
A motion comic adaptation of the first vignette, "Hoover Hedgehogs", was also produced, featuring the narration of Bennett Parker (reprising his role of John Patton Jr. from A Genesis Found).