The Story of Three Wonderful Beggars
This is my illustrated version of the Russian/Serbian fairy tale first shown in Andrew Lang's Violet Fairy Book Anthology.
It's not a comic, but I put it in this section anyway, ok?
After reading the original folk tale I had lots of visuals in my head: talking trees, kidnapped babies, a serpent king, a whale bridge(!) -- I started drawing the same night I finished reading it.
This book is the end result of that.
Here's the back cover blurb:
Heed the late-night knock on your door. Destiny may be on the other side.
The Story of Three Wonderful Beggars is as much the story of 'Mark The Rich' as it is the journey of Vassili. Mark 'The Rich', rich only in materialistic terms unwittingly gives Vassili the journey of a lifetime as he tries and fails to steer Vassili away from his destiny. By doing so, Vassili is allowed to converse with talking trees, walk upon whale bridges and fool a serpent king.
Again I say...Heed the late-night knock on your door. Or You may be saying Hello to Mark one day.'
Some sample pages are below: