London Markosia To Publish Shahnameh Story “Jamshid”

The London-based publishing company Markosia plans to publish an English version of the Persian graphic novel “Jamshid” that is based on the King Jamshid story from the Shahnameh, the magnum opus of the Persian epic poet Ferdowsi. The Persian version of the 4-volume graphic novel has been produced at Hoorakhsh Studio in Tehran, the animation studio announced on Monday. The studio has produced the animated movie “The Last Fiction” based on the graphic novel. The story follows Zahak’s treacherous rise to the throne in Jamshid in Persia. The young and naive hero Afaridoun must save the kingdom and its people from darkness. But first, he must conquer his own demons in this portrayal of Persian mythology that reveals human nature. Established in 2005, Markosia has become one of the UK’s leading publishers of graphic novels. The publisher has gained a reputation for producing a
diverse range of comic books and graphic novels that cover almost all genres. Photo: Front cover of the first volume of the Persian graphic novel “Jamshid” published by Hoorakhsh Studio

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