Almogavar and Cossack
About the Book
Quirze is an almogavar, a wild auxiliary from the Pyrenees in the service of the Crown of Aragon. Dymtrus is a Cossack, a horseman sent to cut Napoleon’s Grande Armée into pieces in the vast and cold landscapes of Russia. Since the times of antiquity, states have recognized the military value of deploying special forces whose military value relied on a reputation for ferocity and ruthlessness. Quirze and Dymtrus are members of such forces, and they will clash with their opponents during their respective time periods and then meet in the warriors’ afterlife of Valhalla.
Pollux (né Paul Morris) was born in 1979 in the English town of Beverley, in what was the former East Riding of Yorkshire. He and his family moved to the United States a year later, and Pollux attended UCLA, studying medieval history and Latin. He attended Brown University for grad school, studying medieval history. As a child, Pollux constantly drew and created his own comics, and while at grad school, he began drawing “Nigel and Beatrice” for The Brown Daily Herald. He has been creating comics ever since, creating the web comic Arnjuice. He drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emily Gordon's Emdashes.com. His series of graphic novels, The Theresiad, features the surreal adventures of pharmacist Theresa Sifuer. Pollux received an A.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California in 2011. He also specializes in paintings and drawings depicting a wide variety of instrumentalists and musicians. His work has appeared at various shows in Los Angeles.