Cover and sample pages from this comic adaptation of Samad Behrangi’s book.
This is a comic adaptation of a story by Iranian teacher and activist, Samad Behrangi. The story is about a fish who unforgivably questions authority and is determined to learn through her own experiences. In the book, the Little Black Fish embarks on a rite of passage journey to find whether or not her friends’ stories about the sea are true. During her travels, she is confronted by various animals who try to persuade her from continuing and some who threaten her very life. The story provides an important example of one’s determination in seeking the truth, self-sacrifice, and questioning authority. The book is will soon be available for purchase here.
“The storytelling, the design, the art, letters, and color on Bizhan Khodabandeh’s Little Black Fish all stood out to me immediately as something really worth spending time with. This is his first comic I am told. I am impressed. It is a beautiful story. Anyone with a love of comics would do well to pay attention.”
Author/artist of “Pop-Gun War“, Artist of “Omega The Unknown”
“… the art is where it really comes out. The bursts of colour are brilliant – for a story about a little black fish there are many colours going around here! There are some excellent panel layouts here, where you work your way around the page! The style of the art is well suited and matches the style and history of the story really well. This is something I think all ages should read, with an exciting story and I would recommend it it to anyone wanting a read of something different, but works across all cultures!”
Writer on digital comics, “3 Million years”