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Myths of this World

£10.00

72 pages (US letter size) of comic strips telling stories that start out with myths from Australia, Africa, the Himalayas, Ireland, and China, and end up in a diverse range of interesting places...

  • The Moon Bone Cycle based on an Australian Aboriginal Song Cycle, looks at loneliness and self-imposed isolation.
  • Crow Man, Leopard Woman views the balance of power within a modern relationship through the lens of an African myth.
  • The Bird Princess treats the westernisation of the modern world through a story from the Himalayas, via a movie from the 1950s.
  • Signs explores an early Judeo-Christian myth, using the modern language of road signs.
  • Wandering Aengus Two contrasting adaptations of Yeats' poem "The Song of Wandering Aengus" look at, and beneath, the mythic elements.
  • Jabberwocky plays with inarticulacy and nonsense.
  • Dusk explores the Medieval Christian mystery traditions, and those universal experiences that words cannot reach.
  • Lost in Space combines Chinese mythology, Space Exploration and the loneliness of the carer in modern urban life.