A twisted tale of horror—and luxury travel—written by travel writer Jonathan Bousfield and illustrated by Igor Hofbauer, the award-winning creator of Mister Morgen
Before the beekeeper arrived, the Crimson Quays was just a well-appointed tourist trap: a luxury travel resort replete with swimming pools, musical performances, and amusement park rides. However, the resort’s crowning glory—the very feature that drew the beekeeper to the island in the first place—was the zoo.
Although the beekeeper, a biologist by trade, was tasked with the construction of the zoo, he was rarely spotted at resort events. Instead, he spent his evenings chasing other zoological pursuits—specifically, he was attempting to crossbreed a new species of wolf that would thrive in the resort’s arid climate. The beekeeper’s odd behavior went mostly unnoticed… until the night the animals got out.
Originally published in Croatia, Crimson Quays was written by travel journalist Jonathan Bousfield and illustrated by celebrated comic artist Igor Hofbauer, creator of Mister Morgen. In Crimson Quays, Bousfield and Haufbauer reveal a nightmarish tale of human manipulation gone very, very awry.
Jonathan Bousfield is an English writer living in Zagreb, Croatia. He has written extensively on travel, culture and the history of Central and Eastern Europe, and is the author of guidebooks to Croatia, Poland, Bulgaria, Slovenia and the Baltic States.
"Igor Hofbauer’s stories niggle at the dark recesses of the psyche. They are visits implying there’s much more to face, panels awaiting uncovering, but we don’t want these scenes of extended hideous horror to be so easily explained or, for that matter, to come much closer."--The Comics Journal