Franko, Fables of the Last Earth is a collection of six comic stories about Franko, a precocious lion living on the Atacama Desert of Chile with his friend Shin, thousands of years in Earth’s future. Theirs is a vibrant world of animal characters, where humans are long gone, along with much of their technology. Life on this desert, the driest in the world, is difficult, but also full of adventures and mysteries. In each fable, Franko and Shin encounter challenges and riddles that they must solve, and in the process they learn a bit more about themselves, and others. Not every fable ends with an obvious lesson, but each one is thought-provoking and full of surprises.
Franko was originally published in Chile in its native Spanish by Amapola Editores, Ltda. as Franko, Fábulas de la Última Tierra. We at Sofawolf Press fell in love with Franko, his friends, and his gorgeously-illustrated world, and so in 2016 we ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to fund the printing of an English translation of this collection.
The fables included in this volume are:
- The Fable of Mana and the Treasure
Chapter Title Page by Hax
- The Fable of Cobrafrog, the Merchant
Chapter Title Page by Ekara
- The Fable of Megaboss
Chapter Title Page by Martin Caceres (inks) and Ekara (color)
- The Fable of the Host of Midnight
Chapter Title Page by Arashi Takemoto
- The Fable of the Slave Master
Chapter Title Page by Seyorrol
- The Fable of Behemo, the Hermit
Chapter Title Page by Rodrigo Lopez
Due to the success of meeting one of our Kickstarter campaign's stretch goals, the collection includes three additional black and white comics:
- The Second Rain
- Florid Desert
This book is suitable for readers from age 7 to 700.