An animated biographical novel based on a real story as documented by the young explorer and botanist Alberto Vojtěch Frič in his notes. In winter 1908 he brought an Indian called Cherwuisch, whose tribe is plagued by an unknown disease, from Paraguay to Europe. A fascinating story about an encounter of two men from different cultures, whose life paths have briefly met, unfolds. The narrative of this graphic novel is interwoven with humorous and dark undertones. Afterword by Yvonna Fričová.
About the author
Lucie Lomová is the most important Czech comics creator from the generation that came after the Velvet Revolution in 1989. Born in Prague, she studied dramaturgy at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in this city (1984-1989). She worked one year as a dramaturge in a theatre, then after a short period of being journalist she occupies herself mostly with drawing and writing.
For 10 years she has been publishing a comic series for children about two small mice ‘Anca & Pepík’ in the well-known magazine Ctyrlístek (1990-2000), which she has set out as three separate hardback books later. She adapted the known novel ‘Lassie Come-Home’ into comics format for the children’s monthly Materídouska. Her comic book ‘The Greatest Czech Fairy Tales’ contains adaptations of folk fairy tales collected by K. J. Erben and it was also published in English, Russian, French, Italian, Spanish, Japan and Chinese. She has published lots of cartoons, short comics, drawings, and illustrations in journals and newspapers, and she has illustrated books and textbooks for children.
Now Lucie Lomová mainly writes and draws comics for adults. She is the first Czech author of comics who has published a comic album in Western Europe. Her book ‘Anna en Cavale’ was edited in France in 2006 and later also in the Czech Republic and Poland. Lucie Lomová has two children, lives and works in Prague.
Selected published translations (2)
Les sauvages French
Die Wilden German