My first book.
What a lovely day Thursday the 3rd of July 2008 has been. This afternoon, the sun shined brightly and the weather was fine as the intercom to my apartment rang. It was the postman on his bicycle with a very special delivery for me, my first graphic novel. Manga Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar is here. I am so happy to see the final form.
Go out, stay in, order the book, pull yourself up against a quiet spot by the window, or tuck yourselves in bed and read away. Let me know what you think, and most importantly, enjoy Shakespeare’s great and ambitious play.^_^- Manga Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by Mustashrik is available to buy at all good book stores such as Borders or Waterstones and online via Amazon and Play.
Mustashrik. Copyright 2008.
A wonderful little boy
Blessed with a joyous soul
Singing and dancing
Wherever it is he may go
A great little seed
For the future of the world
Smiling and skipping
To the very end of the road
A loyal little one
A brave little one
A beautiful soul
This seed is their life's hope
Mustashrik. Copyright 2008.Character from Julius Caesar.
*Desktop wallpaper for you my friends
News front is open, and it looks like this, my first book is finally done and ready to rock and roll for publication and a summer release this June! It’s all very exciting, yet at the same time surreal to be happening so fast. Julius Caesar has been something I’ve been working on for about 5 months and invested a lot of myself in physically and emotionally, in regards to the time spent visualizing it all and the metaphorical symbols and characterizations. I sincerely hope you like it and would like to thank everyone whom has supported me along the way, this book is for you.
Here’s a look at the cover artwork they’ve decided to run with for the first print, paperback edition. The colours are an artistic collaboration with fellow Manga Shakespeare visionary Robert Deas, whom is also putting an amazing re-imagining out on the shelves at the same time with the classic Macbeth (look out for it too!). Thank you Robert for the last minute pitch in.
So what does Caesar mean to me and what do I hope it means for you…To me it very much reflects a feeling of peace, redemption, sanctity and friendship. That all these themes are present in the story itself I hope is something you connect with, and realise the fragility of. Life is precious, enjoy every moment of it.
Official Publishers book information: http://www.selfmadehero.com/manga_shakespeare/titles/julius_caesar.html
Production Blog : http://mangashakespeare-mustashrik.blogspot.com/
Mustashrik. Copyright 2008.
A vision of Brutus from the manga, i've isolated all the other panels that appeared on this page so I don't give away too much in regards to what moment this is in the story...He smiles, as he closes his eyes.
Mustashrik. Copyright 2008