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Hasib & The Queen of Serpents
Hasib & The Queen of Serpents

Hasib & The Queen of Serpents

A Thousand and One Nights Tale


112 Pages, 9 x 12

Formats: PDF

PDF, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9781681121642

Rights: WOR

NBM Publishing (Jun 2018)

Price: $9.99
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From the multiple Eisner award-winning author David B. comes the story of Hâsib Karîm ad-Dîm

Heir to the wise Daniel, Hâsib is a young woodcutter promised to a great future. When his greedy companions abandon him in the middle of the forest, he meets the Queen of Serpents. She then tells her story, a fabulous adventure filled with gods and demons, princes and prophets. From Kabul to Cairo, journeys intertwine with intrigues and spiritual quests while the fabulous nights follow one another. An enchanting and intricately designed interpretation of the story of Hâsib Karîm ad-Dîm, through which David B. opens for us the gates of the Thousand and One Nights. For mature readers.


"This sumptuous sprawl enchants like a collection of grown-up fairy tales. Densely constructed with mythology, fable, tragedy, and romance, but never seems archaic, perhaps in part due to the modernized language. Similarly, the brightly colored artwork nods to antiquity, with flattened perspectives and the action rendered like carvings." —Publishers Weekly

"In using the medium of comics, the story of Hasib and the Queen of Serpents comes as close to the oral means in which it was originally told... We often look at such stories as being "for children," but when we see them presented in such a manner, it is obvious that they are truly art and worthy of recognition as such." —William Kulesa, Jersey Journal/

"Gorgeous and captivating from start to finish." —Summer Hayes, Booklist

"Brilliant! Tour de force! David B. brings a playful, erudite approach to both text and artwork and, in the process, has created one of the most unusual, fascinating graphic novels I’ve ever seen. I can’t praise this book highly enough." —Karen Haber, Locus

Author Biography

David B. is one of France’s finest cartoonists and a co-founder of the legendary L’Association collective. He is a multiple Eisner award winner and nominee. He is the author of many books of comics including The Armed Garden, Noctural Conspiracies, and Epileptic which was awarded Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario and the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist. He lives and works in Paris, France.