Heroics on an epic scale;Children's books
Zeman has produced powerful, atmospheric illustrations, full of narrative detail and apocalyptic in their use of light, which imaginatively extend the story's drama.
The 19th-century French artist Gustave Dore was inspired by Gilgamesh for his illustrations of Dante's Divine Comedy, and Zeman has - in turn - taken from Dore to illustrate Gilgamesh. This composition is masterfully woven together, however, with decoration and imagery which refers directly to Assyrian friezes. It is a series of retellings that is well worth having.