Emmy Award winner Anne Opotowsky teams up with visionary artist Aya Morton for a stunning exploration of youth, ambition, loyalty, and the walls we build both inside and out, animating historical Hong Kong with powerful modern resonance.
“A stunning piece of work… it has depth, lots of drama, bucket-loads of charm, and comedy and tragedy in equal measure. His Dream of the Skyland is a beautiful book that looks set to become a classic.” – Grovel
“It opens with a scene of furtive, hurried sex… but this astounding tale, by veteran screenwriter and journalist Opotowsky, belies its prosaic beginning. With well-drawn characters, naturalistic storytelling and cultural explorations, it’s a stunner.” –Miami Herald
“The full-color art creates a rich and mysterious world populated by sinister gangsters, generous prostitutes, tragic acrobats, and the curious inhabitants of the Walled City — people who don’t exist because they have no papers. This intriguing combination of historical fiction and modern folktale explores the magic and corruption of colonial Hong Kong.” – Library Journal
“Stunning… a multi-tiered tale of fleeting innocence, child theft, criminal acquisition, opium addiction and the earliest days of Kowloon’s illegal ghetto.” – Shelf Abuse
“Ravishing and remarkable” – Paul Gravett, author of 1001 Comics You Must Read Before You Die
His Dream of the Skyland (The Walled City Trilogy, Book One)
by Anne Opotowsky & Aya Morton (AUGUST 2018)
$29.99 (US) – Diamond: MAY180755- For mature readers (16+)
312 pages – full color – softcover graphic novel with flaps – 8″ x 10″
Read a 12-page preview excerpt now and pre-order from your favorite retailer!
For more on the Walled City Trilogy (including trailers, press, and more), check out the books’ official web site!
TCAF 2018: James Kochalka, Eddie Campbell, Brenda Hickey, Bobby Curnow, Carolyn Nowak, Molly Ostertag & more!
This weekend we’re off to Canada for the famous Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)! It’s our first year exhibiting on the busy first floor (#128-129), so come on by – you can’t miss us!
Joining us are two award-winning legends of alt-comics, James Kochalka and Eddie Campbell, making their TCAF debuts as featured guests of the festival. It’ll mark the world premiere of Kochalka’s latest book Johnny Boo and the Ice Cream Computer and his first festival appearance with Mechaboys, while Campbell celebrates the launch of The Goat Getters: Jack Johnson, the Fight of the Century, and How a Bunch of Raucous Cartoonists Reinvented ComicsÂ from our friends at The Library of American Comics as well as Bizarre Romance with Audrey Niffenegger.
We’re also thrilled to have both Bobby Curnow and Brenda Hickey for their first ever joint signing of the electrifying and emotional fantasy adventure Ward’s Valley!
The inimitable Carolyn Nowak will be on hand as well – stop by for a free signed poster for her upcoming short story collection Girl Town, coming this fall!
Elsewhere on the floor, you’ll find Molly Ostertag with Strong Female Protagonist, Conor McCreery with Kill Shakespeare, and so much more!
We’ll see you soon at TCAF table #128-129!
Campbell Whyte‘s debut graphic novel Home Time: Under the River placed another feather in its colorful cap recently, as the Eisner committee of Comic-Con International announced it as a finalist for the Eisner Award in Best Publication for Kids (ages 9 -12)!
Earlier last month, Home Time received the DINKy Award for Best Work: Mid/Large Press at the Denver Independent Comics & Art Expo (DINK), where Erin Nations’ Gumballs series also received the Outstanding Diversity Award.
Home Time is also a finalist for such honors as the National Cartoonist Society Graphic Novel Award, Excellence in Graphic Literature Award, Readings Children’s Book Prize, and Aurealis Award. Fans know that Campbell crafted the book around six main characters, famously using a different art style in each chapter to represent each one – and at this rate, he’s on track to get an award for each kid!
Congratulations to Campbell, Erin, and all the outstanding nominees.
Welcome to THE WALLED CITY! And we’re off to TCAF