Jiří Šimáček, Ján Lastomírsky (CZ, SK) - Article II

Presentation

Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM


The comic book Article II is a project of the scriptwriter J. Šimáček and illustrator J. Lastomírsky. The main character of this extensive comcs is Vladimír Petřek, the chaplain of the Orthodox church on Reslová Street in Prague, where a group of brave paratroopers had to hide after the attack on Reinhard Heydrich, a high-ranking German Nazi, in May 1942.
The story involves Heydrich’s arrival to Prague, the preparation and landing of the Operation Anthropoid, the attack, the consequential terror in Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and ends with Petřek’s execution. We follow these great historical events from the perspective of a young man who probably didn’t consider himself a hero or a patriot, as was strictly demanded in the Article II designated by Nazi government right after the attack.