Plovdiv Fantasy History | book 2
You do remember the special, so unique and loved Plovdiv Fantasy Guide which came to the world as part of the Plovdiv ECoC programme, right?!!
Well - you are lucky - since as part of the Legacy programme of Plovdiv European Capital of Culture 2019 here we will have book 2 of the guide - Plovdiv Fantasy History!
With a great sense of humour and imagination, this book will reveal the history of Plovdiv from antiquity to the present day, interpreted through the specific attitude towards life that Plovdivians have encoded into what we call the Plovdiv Way of Life – ayliak.
The edition is Book 2 of the nontraditional "Plovdiv Fantasy Guide", which takes us through the main attractions of Plovdiv turned into a comic strip and transforms the Monument of the Soviet Army into a superhero, playing with established notions.
The second book is based on real facts and historical events from the unique history of the town through the lenses of the typical Maina Town mindset. The book is composed from graphic novels which are supported by historical review of the 8 thousands years of history of Plovdiv starting from the Neolithic until today.
“Plovdiv is a venturous set up - the intersection point of great empires and a magnet for their ambitious rulers. Add a little bit of imagination and plenty of ayliak and you get Plovdiv Fantasy History. Have fun with the endeavours of Philip of Macedon, Emperor Claudius, Frederick Barbarossa, Khan Malamir, General Gurko, and all other great figures that made the history of Plovdiv (so legendary),” wrote the authors.
The team, behind the book is quite large and includes comics artists, script writers and historians. Among them are: Todor Karagyaurov, Stanislava Grueva, Dimitar Petrov Yordan Terziiski, Georgi Murdzhev, Yanko Petrov, Bob Klisurski, Ivan Domuschiev, Victor Muhtarov, Ani Yordanova, Kremena Yagodina, Teodora Doncheva - Tech, and Aleksandar Gyoshev.
‘Plovdiv Fantasy History | book 2’ is a 5 for 4 Ltd production, part of the Legacy programme of Plovdiv 2019.