Moonshadow bills itself as “a fairy tale for grown-ups.” It’s that, and much, much more.
It began in 1968, when a naive young hippie named Sheila Bernbaum was spirited across space by a member of the race of beings called “G’L-Doses” (an anagram for “godless?”). The G’L-Doses’ sole purpose in life is to do whatever strikes their whimsy. This G’L-Dose’s whimsy was to father a son, which Sheila named “Moonshadow.”
Moonshadow grew up as innocent and starry-eyed as his mother had been, having spent his youth reading tales of romance and derring-do. Eventually, the time came to leave the outer-space “zoo” he lived in and set off across the universe. His adventures form a haunting story of his fall from innocence and growth into a man. A moving and beautifully illustrated story, Moonshadow is as close to being profound as any comic ever written.