The Armed Garden and Other StoriesBook - 2011 | American ed.
David B. gives full rein to his fascination with history, magic, and gods,not to mention grand battles, in this literate, witty, and absorbing collectionof short comics -- all based on historical fact, or at least historicallegend. In The Armed Garden and Other Stories , a lowly Persian fabricdyer becomes a prophet and great leader -- and within a year his followershave defeated seven armies sent to stop him! Adam and Eve visit a humble Pragueblacksmith, and his (and his followers') search for Paradise soon leads tobloodshed. In "The Drum Who Fell in Love," a sequel of sorts, theblacksmith's opposition, John Zizka, has been skinned by his people andhis skin stripped onto a drum, and the drum, speaking in his voice, leads hispeople into battle, anew. But the touch of a beautiful girl softensZizka's spirit, and the unlikely couple journey together...
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, c2011.
Edition: American ed.
Branch Call Number: B
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm.