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Myths of this World


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.