The Lost Sunday
The Lost Sunday is a comic book about working too much, told through stories and inspiration from old folklore, myths and tales.
Nina lives in a dusty town, haunted by the six angry wolves of the week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day brings never-ending chores, and no one can rest until they are done. Legend speaks of a seventh, kinder wolf, but everybody knows an evil witch stole it and keeps it locked away.
But Nina has had enough, so she sets on an ambitious quest – go to the forgotten realms, vanquish the witch, bring back Sunday and enough free time for everyone.
This Eisner nominated imaginative new twist on old fairy-tales shines a light on a very present-day problem: burnout and the quest for free time. For children, it’s a colourful journey into a land of magic, filled with whimsical creatures, strange trials and lessons about kindness to all, yourself included. The grownups will see a second layer – a glimpse of hope: striking the perfect, delicate balance between work and relaxation.
Author: Ileana Surducan