Bybloemen - a variety of broken tulip, white with purple or violet stripes
Bybloemen takes place during the height of tulip mania, an absurd chapter in Dutch history when houses were mortgaged for flowers, a virus almost capsized an entire economy, and at least one visiting Englishman was jailed for roasting and eating a tulip bulb he mistook for an onion. The story follows the adventures of the three largely unknown (and unwitting) architects of this historical incident: a young merchant named Gertrude, a lesser devil named Basil, and his gifted apprentice, Ludwig. Also, several morally bankrupt birds, a pair of fertilizer salesmen, and the residents of one very unfortunately-named tavern.
About the Author:
C.B. McPherson is a grad student in biological anthropology, and in true field scientist fashion, has sampled a variety of exotic diseases, was nearly murdered by ants, and at one point was chased out of an adobe compound by a very large owl. Luckily, this comic is about none of those things, and is instead packed to the brim with bad historical fashion, botanical illustrations, and infernal chicken familiars.