Rusalka - Kamila Krol
A mythical woman with strange powers and a dark secret. Discover this dreamlike folk tale, inspired by Slavic mythology.
A debut short comic, self-published via a successful Kickstarter campaign in summer 2021. This fantastical tale focuses on the mythical woman from Slavic mythology and is the first chapter in her journey of self-discovery.
Rusalka was inspired by Kamila’s own Polish heritage. In the notes at the back of the book she explains how she was inspired to develop the tale of the mysterious Rusalka thanks to her fascination with the demonic women in Slavic folktales. She also looked to shift the point of view of the story and concentrate on the tragic origin of the character, who normally appears fully formed. As such we get this wonderful mix of dreamlike folky imagery, along with a surreal almost fantasy-like origin story for this elusive character.
About the author:
Kamila Krol is an illustrator and comic artist from Poland based in the UK (Cardiff)
In her work she tells empowering stories and embrace the power of imagination.