Followed by a shadowy creature, a young lion cub quests to recover pieces of his broken heart so he can wield the magical sword that could defeat his pursuer.
Born of grief, this near-wordless comic is not an attempt to make sense of loss, but explore how it changes one's inner landscapes. The creation of this comic was as perilous a journey as the lion's, but navigating the contents of my own heart through creation has gifted me lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
My hope is that anyone experiencing their own loses might take something helpful from this comic journey, and that in their own personal quest through grief, they might find some measure of peace.
This work is dedicated to the memory of my Uncle Eric, and to my friend Hanna. From both, I learned the value of following my passions, and that I am always worthy of my own life's story. I hope this story is something they would be proud of.
Rest in power.