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In the Sounds and Seas: Volume I, 2012.

For sale in webstore; distributed to bookstores by Radiator Comics and So What? Press.

Winner: Xeric Award, 2012

Nominee: LA Times Book Prize Best Graphic Novel, 2013

In the style of ancient poems of myth and monsters, “In the Sounds and Seas: Volume 1” begins with an invocation to the singers of the story. Three figures are sitting around a fire in the woods and, once filled with song, they open their mouths and the story bursts forth. Their songs weave together and blend, forming the world of the rest of the book. The protagonist of the remainder of the book first appears at the end of a pier in a small coastal island town, looking towards the horizon with a scowl. The world of the singers is now gone, but hints of it glimmer in the new worldShe learns she is part of the story, and means to sail to the edge of the sea to find the singers and join their song.

This 60 page book was offset printed and perfect bound by Salsedo Press in December 2012. These stories were previously published as two mini comics under the same name. Excerpt preview:

 

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