The graphic novel «God brought forth the day» written by Tasos Zafeiriadis and illustrated by Thanasis Petrou, is published by Patakis Publishers. The story is set during the Greco-Italian War of 1940-41 and follows the journey of soldier Tasos S. Zafeiriadis with the 67th Infantry Regiment on the Albanian front, covering locations like Pogradec, Korçë, Premeti, Kleisoura, Hani i Ballabanit, and Hill 731. The narrative also explores the soldiers’ bitter return. In the second part of the book, there is an appendix that provides documentation for the events depicted in the main part of the comic, using unpublished photographic material.
The cover design, editorial work, and motion design of the graphic novel are carefully crafted. Α combination of two distinct typefaces is used, Garamond Premier for the title and Helvetica for the subtitle, to add a dynamic visual element to the cover. Garamond’s elegant and decorative lines give prominence to the title, conveying a refined feel that captures the reader’s attention. In contrast, Helvetica’s clean lines in the subtitle create a harmonious contrast, establishing a clear hierarchy and ensuring easy readability of additional information. Throughout the entire book design, a minimalist typographic approach is adopted, particularly using Helvetica, which creates a gentle visual environment, enabling both the author and the comic artist to smoothly narrate their story.