Today, we bring you Sammy Harkham, award-winning cartoonist and editor, and author of BLOOD OF THE VIRGIN (Pantheon), a graphic novel fourteen years in the making. Set primarily in Los Angeles in 1971, BLOOD OF THE VIRGIN is the story of twenty‑seven‑year‑old Seymour, an Iraqi Jewish immigrant film editor who works for an exploitation film production company. Harkham brings us into the underbelly of Los Angeles in an epic story of artistic ambition, heartbreak and what it means to be human.