Inspired by the poetry of Rumi, Dennis Spain received the storyline during a “walking meditation” workshop. A year after the completion of the screenplay, the idea was conceived to also publish the story as a graphic novel.
When award-winning artist Natalie Marino joined the project, it was quickly realized that this book would be like no other graphic novel.
Like the swirling dance of the Dervish, the musical compositions of a young Muslim woman propel us from the war-torn landscape of the Middle East to the 13th Century tableaux of the encounter of Rumi with his teacher, Shams of Tabriz.
The path of the heroine leads to her enlightenment and ours, as the war within us is faced and transformed.