Pretty sure 'The Alchemist' graphic novel was illustrated for the male gaze

A few years back I gifted my copy of Paulo Coelho's seminal work The Alchemist to a friend. I wasn't in a huge hurry to replace it but have had it in the back of my mind to pick up a used copy if I saw one. So, I was at the Oakland Museum's White Elephant Sale a couple of weekends ago and came across the graphic novel version of it. For $6, I didn't think twice about buying it.

Anyhoo, I cracked it open yesterday and had to laugh.

BEWBS. photo: Rusty Blazenhoff