I was laughing out loud--and not just from the perfect humor of the Egyptian gods but from the cartoonish drawings that perfectly set up and reinforced that humor. Steele is retelling the Osiris myth, but with a contemporary change in the writing to fit in with today's reader. There are all sorts of great parts in this book, there is: brother killing brother, incest, necrophilia, dismemberment, assassination, the fit-inside-the-box game and out-right lying. Needless to say, this graphic novel is not for kids--very much adult. I found with all the fun I was having, I learned a lot about Egyptian mythology (Steele includes a handy deity chart in the back, and even that just enhances the craziness that exists in the mythology) and the messed up existence they lived.
— Jason Kennedy
Most of us have heard of or read about the Gods and Goddesses of ancient Egypt. In Pantheon, we begin at the start of time and creation. Then we delve into one of the better known myths about Osiris and Isis, the King and Queen of Egypt, and their son Horus, the heir to the throne. It's a tale of love and deceit, longing and revenge...and a good ol' fashioned boat race. Hamish Steele presents a tale as old as time with a twist. Pantheon is an uproariously funny, fresh and easy read for everyone...17 and older. I hope he continues to enlighten us with more of his witty takes on mythology. A must read!— Jen Steele
The most important myth in Ancient Egypt is faithfully retold in glorious color Horus, son of Isis, vows bloody revenge on his Uncle Set for the murder and usurpation of his Pharaoh father. Based on elements from various versions of the famous Osiris myth, Hamish Steele has resurrected this fantastic story in all its symbolic and humorous glory.
Pantheon contains: incest, decapitation, suspicious salad, fighting hippos, flying cows, a boat race, resurrections, lots of scorpions and a golden willy.
Hamish Steele is a freelance animation director and illustrator from London. He graduated from Kingston University with First Class Honors in 2013 and since then has worked for the BBC, Frederator Studios, Blink Ink, BOOM Studios, Random House and Nickelodeon and Big Finish. Pantheon is his first graphic novel.
About the Author
Hamish Steele is a freelance animation director and illustrator from London. He graduated from Kingston University with First Class Honors in 2013 and since then has worked for the BBC, Frederator Studios, Blink!Ink, BOOM! Studios, Random House and Nickelodeon and Big Finish. Pantheon is his first graphic novel.