“Beowulf,” an epic poem written roughly a thousand years ago in Old English — a language that is quite different from the modern-day version we use — has been adapted many times whether in film, on television, as an opera, a stage play and even new novels inspired by the original.

But it’s safe to say that Santa Rosa cartoonist Alexis Fajardo brings something new to the ancient tale, created by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf’s battle against the monster known as Grendel.

There’s a bunch more about me and KidB. from a recent article that ran in our local newspaper the Press Democrat. You can read the entire article here. My thanks to reporter Dan Taylor and photographer Christopher Chung for their interest in my work.

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Alexis E. Fajardo is an Eisner award-winning editor and cartoonist and creator of the action-adventure graphic novel series, Kid Beowulf.