“Ziggurat” is a one-shot drawn by BigJ (of Sedna Studio) and written by Mac Rome. It was released on November 28, 2016. Mac Rome also wrote “Bigger Than This,” “Evita’s Big Night,” and “Elasticity.” BigJ drew “The Green Goddess Inn” issues 3 and 4, and “Honey Trap.”
The story involves a cursed Princess, Sevti, her father, King Ravana, her lover, Tahir Ibn Yusuf, and her bodyguard, Dasa. The curse causes Princess Sevti to change size depending on whether she feels loved. (It apparently applies to romantic love vice platonic.)
One question that occurred was “Where does the story take place?” Merriam-Webster defines “ziggurat” as “an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top.”
Mesopotamia (a Greek term meaning “between two rivers”) was a term used in ancient times to refer to the region corresponding to what is today Iraq, as well as parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey. Thus, I initially assumed that this story would take place in Iraq or someplace close. That setting would fit the male protagonist’s Arabic name, Tahir Ibn Yusuf. “Bin” / “Ibn” means “son of,” so his name could be read as “Tahir son of Yusuf.”
Arabic is the primary language spoken by most (but not all) inhabitants of Iraq. So, Tahir’s name would be in keeping with a story set there.
However, from what I could determine, the names “Sevti,” “Ravana,” and “Dasa,” are of Indian origin. So, does the narrative take place around Iraq, or around India? Perhaps, I’m being pedantic and reading too much into this. Perhaps, the setting is just meant to invoke a mishmash of different cultures and regions of the world. Perhaps, Sevti has an older brother named “Paul Bunyan,” and a younger brother named 桃太郎（ももたろう) 😉
Additionally, the text suffered from a few errors as seen in the following images:
Under the positives column, there’s lots of sex, including mouth play involving full body insertion, and group sex between Sevti and a host of unnamed buff dudes.
I appreciate the writer’s decision to use a unique setting. I’d love to see more macrophilia media set in other times and regions of the world, beyond modern era United States. Not that there aren’t good stories still to be told about size-changing in the U.S.A, but let’s inject some variety into the mix. Make comics about a Kurmanji-speaking giantess in Kirkuk, Iraq, or a shrunken man in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during Carnival. (Just do a little research beforehand and make them authentic to their locations and time frames.)
Overall, I enjoyed this work, but would have preferred a tighter story and if a bit more QC had been done. The comic doesn’t have much text, so it should not have been difficult to correct the typographical errors.
You can find it here: https://www.giantessfan.com/comics/Ziggurat/c=151/
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