|Trim Size / Pages||11.3 x 8.8 in / 128|
A stunning interpretation of the unforgettable story of America’s greatest Indian princess, vividly illustrated as never before.
Pocahontas, daughter of Chief Powhatan, has been promised to her betrothed, Kokum, according to custom. At that very moment, three British ships arrive on the coast of America.
It is 1607, and the life of Pocahontas—like the fate of the entire American continent—is about to change dramatically. With her great love of freedom—as well as her belief in understanding and tolerance between the two peoples—and by defying her father’s taboos, Pocahontas forges a relationship with the British colonists who have just disembarked. She secretly provides them with food and saves the life of the handsome Captain Smith . . . and falls madly in love.
Set in pre-colonial America, this dynamic new graphic novel evokes the end of a way of life against the backdrop of territorial and amorous rivalries.
Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky was born in Oyonnax in eastern France in 1987. He has published three graphic novels: Canis Majoris, a personal account on the trials and tribulations of suicide; Ni Dieu Ni Maître (No God No Master); and the very well-received Vaincus Mais Vivants (Conquered but Alive), published by Lombard Editions. This is his first graphic novel to be translated into English. He currently lives and works in Lyon.
“A gorgeous and vividly illustrated historical romance about the titular Native American legend.” Library Journal
“Unlike Disney’s focus on the more romantic and mythic elements of Pocahontas’ relationship with Captain John Smith, this version of the story depicts a young woman not acting out of love, but instead preventing an execution that she believes to be morally wrong. The art by Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky balances simple and easy-to-read character designs with detailed environments and costumes.” The Quietus
“Here is a story that will greatly resonate with anyone struggling with issues of Otherness. Spirited and quite informative.” Comics Grinder