Coming May 2018 to Archaia, Persephone is the new moving graphic novel from author Loïc Locatelli-Kournwsky. The story follows a young girl as she travels deep into the Underworld to discover the true nature of her existence. As the adopted daughter of the magician Demeter, Persephone struggles to figure out the nature that is her mother. After suffering nightmares, she decides to find out how she was born, even though multiple people are trying to keep that information away from her.
“For a long time I wanted to write a story that speaks to the bond between a mother and daughter, as well as this timeless theme we call ‘the quest for identity.’ This is something really important to me—it was already the main subject of my previous book about Pocahontas, and something I experience in my everyday life as an expatriate,” said Locatelli-Kournwsky, who was born in France but now lives in Japan. “I’ve read Greek mythology stories many times and grew fond of Persephone and Demeter, so I decided to make a book about it.”
The print copy of this book will come out in May 2018.