Berger Books and Darkish Horse Comics are proud to current Salamandre: a uniquely evocative graphic novel about household, loss, and the liberty of artwork from award-winning author and artist I.N.J. Culbard (Every little thing, Tales from the Umbrella Academy: You Look Like Dying).
Kaspar Salamandre is a bereaved younger artist who is shipped to stick with his enigmatic grandfather who lives behind the Iron Veil—a land lorded over by an oppressive emperor. On this international place the place flowers are contraband, music is against the law, and artwork is created in hiding, Kaspar seeks to heal his grief—discovering a world of artwork revolutionaries, espionage, and the Secret Police—who usually are not what they appear.
In the end his seek for solutions brings him head to head with the which means of sacrifice. However will something carry him nearer to overcoming his loss?
“Writing what you recognize is admittedly about writing what you assume you recognize,” mentioned I.N.J. Culbard. “As an alternative of what actually occurred, a confabulation grows with every retelling—a narrative, remodeling a factual fact right into a common one. I took an occasion from one scorching summer time afternoon in my very own life, made it the finale after which labored backwards by my story, utilizing the jigsaw puzzle of my very own reminiscences rising up on either side of the Iron Curtain through the Chilly Battle as a basis for this world—that may be a little off-kilter to our personal.”
“I used to be blown away once I first heard I.N.J.’s thrilling graphic novel thought impressed by his uncommon travels as a baby,” mentioned Karen Berger. “It has an actual European comics really feel—sort of like an off-beat Tintin, panoramic vistas mired by underlying political hazard, sparked with dashes of surprise and the incredible. In the end, it’s about perseverance of affection, and the facility that reminiscence and tales have over us. It’s I.N.J. Culbard’s immense storytelling expertise as by no means seen earlier than and I’m so excited to be sharing it with the world.”
Salamandre deluxe softcover might be in comedian outlets November 2, 2022 and in bookstores November 15, 2022. It’s out there for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your native comedian store and bookstore. Salamandre will retail for $24.99.