Alessandro di Mariano di Vanni Filipepi, better known as Sandro Botticelli May 17, 1510) was an Italian painter of the Early Renaissance. He belonged to the Florentine school under the patronage Lorenzo de’ Medici, a movement that Giorgio Vasari would characterize less than a hundred years later as a “golden age”, a thought, suitably enough, he expressed at the head of his Vita of Botticelli. Botticelli’s posthumous reputation suffered until the late 19th century; since then his work has been seen to represent the linear grace of Early Renaissance painting. Among his best known works are The Birth of Venus & Primavera.
Vasalisa is a short 20 page comic chapter excerpt that I did based on the famous Russian folklore, Vasalisa the Beautiful. It tells the story of a young woman who overcomes great adversity by keeping to her kind heart and good will towards the world despite the cruel treatment lashed upon her.
Here is a few pages from a part of the story where she is venturing into the woods where the witch Baba Yaga resides.