The classic Persian poem of romance and tragedy captured as a sumptuous and richly colorful graphic novel, inspired by traditional art of the region.
It is a story known around the world. Born of an Arabic tale and interpreted hundreds of times in a dozen languages, its influence is felt in story, song, popular culture, even language. The tragic tale of love unfulfilled - Majnun and Layla.
Qais and Layla were madly in love. So in love, it has been said, that the young man could not contain his passion for his beloved, such that he was given the nickname “Majnun” — The Madman. But their love could not be, as they were separated by fate and man, leading to a tragic end for these star-crossed souls.
Experience the classic Persian poem as painted in the lush palette of artist Yann Damezin. Through his brush, we see a decadent and sensorial world, one as raw and vulnerable as the love between the Majnun and his Layla.
Majnun and Layla: Songs from Beyond the Grave