Persia Blues is an award-winning graphic novel trilogy by Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman, published by acclaimed indie publisher, NBM Publishing.


Minoo Shirazi’s mysterious double life continues to unfold across 2,000 years of history in the second installment of the Persia Blues series.

In the fantastical world of ancient Persia, the shock of discovering a piece of her past is overshadowed by the imminent invasion of Ahriman’s armies. Only by finding the empire’s champion, Rostam, can she hope to turn back the tide of evil.

While in the modern world, Minoo’s life unfolds in Iran and America – where she has recently begun her graduate studies – as she deals with her stern father, dying mother, lost brother, and new American boyfriend. Across myths and modern realities, we delve deeper into the truth of Minoo’s life.


Volume 2 is currently available for preorder, with a publication date of December, 2015. Available from your local book store (ISBN 978-1561639779), Amazon, or local comic book store (Diamond item code SEP151499). Click on the Store link for even more ordering options, including digital editions.



SPACE-button“2016 SPACE Prize” winner for Best Graphic Novel (vol 2), Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo

SPACE-button“2014 SPACE Prize” winner for Best Graphic Novel (vol 1), Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo

YALSA-button“Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014” nominee, Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA).

AmeliaBloomer_Logo“2014 Recommended Feminist Literature for Birth through 18” nominee, American Library Association’s ABP.


Minoo Shirazi is a rebellious young Iranian woman struggling to define herself amid the strict social conventions of an oppressive regime and the wishes of an overbearing father.

Minoo Shirazi is also a free-spirited adventurer in a fantasy world, a place where aspects of modern America and ancient Persia meld into a unique landscape.

Blending Eastern and Western civilization with elements of ancient Persian mythology, Persia Blues explores the intersections of guilt and freedom, family and self, ancient myths and modern enigmas.


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