I drew this story while serving as a full-time missionary in Le Mans, France. Le Mans was the second of five cities I was assigned to during my two-year mission, having stayed there from January to April 1996. I drew it primarily for the instruction of children in the Primary program, although some adults found it interesting as well.
Before returning home from my mission, I gave the color originals to another missionary, and retained only a black-and-white photocopy. This on-line version of the story is based on the grayscale copy, as I have no access to the originals. If any of my former mission friends knows of their whereabouts, I'd be interested in hearing from you.
The original text from which this story is based is found in 1 Nephi chapters 3–5 in the Book of Mormon.