Description of comic book
Title: Milan Rastislav Štefánik, the incredible life story of a commander from Košariská.
The book is a full-colored A4 publication consisting of 82 Wire-O bound pages, originally issued in Slovak. The book is colored by hand and tells the story of Milan Rastislav Štefánik from cradle to grave. The fact-based plot narrative describes Štefánik’s life in a gripping way, meant to enthrall all age categories, but is mainly meant to attract children and youth.
The book begins with 18 portraits of the most vital personalities Štefánik met during his life. Many of them helped him to fulfill his goal. A short description of each gives the reader an idea of their role in history, and also in Štefánik’s life. The first part of the actual story focuses on the family background, childhood, and studies to familiarize the reader with the historical situation that formed Štefánik’s personality, namely his national awareness. The second part of the comic book describes his scientific work, and especially his numerous achievements in this field. The story includes his military and diplomatic career, too, and wraps up with the achievement of his highest goal – the creation of the common state of Czechs and Slovaks. Naturally, the narrative also gives an account of his activity in the legions, as well as his tragic end.
The last page of the comic book consists of a big A3 map which depicts all Štefánik’s travels around the globe. The next page describes his monument on the Bradlo hill and gives numerous interesting facts about the monument, as well as Štefánik’s life and achievements.
The comic book was translated into English and French.