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Leftstar and the Strange Occurrence

Leftstar and the Strange Occurrence

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By Jean Fhilippe. Published by Silver Sprocket. 

Softcover, 88 pages, Monochrome and 2-Colour, 2023

A wildly imaginative fantasy graphic novel about the responsibilities of creation.

Leftstar can’t seem to access the world they’ve been building. They also haven’t slept in a long time. These things are almost certainly unrelated, and they should really go get the mail, anyway. But their trip to the post office is interrupted by a curious visitor: an enormous fruit bat. Whisked away in the bat’s claws, Leftstar is taken on an adventure to unblock the path to their deserted creation. Between bites of pie and words of wisdom, can Leftstar remember the most crucial part of invention? 

Find out in this chill and cozy story, potentially familiar to those who find themselves trapped outside of their own worlds.

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Originally published digitally as part of the 2022 ShortBox Comics Fair.

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"Ghibliesque in its unique fantastical elements.... a cozy, oddly intriguing world worth venturing into." – Booklist

"Gorgeous lifework and relaxed pacing add warmth to this lovely allegory of creative anxiety." – Reimena Yee, The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya

"Jean Fhilippe has created a world overflowing with pure energy that you just want to exist in." – Patrick Crotty, Co-Founder/Publisher of PEOW

"Fhilippe’s comic displays an imaginative range of detail that recalls Tillie Walden’s On A Sunbeam, achieving museum high art and sketchbook intimacy both." – Arpad Okay, The Comics Beat

"Traveling through the pages of this book feels like revisiting a past and peaceful dream, full of hidden places and forgotten friends, guided by the dazzling lines of Jean Fhilippe." – Loic Locatelli Kournwsky, Flavor Girls

"Under the fluid, fair, and elegant pen of Jean Fhilippe, a story of great poetry takes shape. A touch of humor and tenderness illuminates the melancholy of a story populated by endearing characters." – Atelier Sentô, Festival of Shadows

"An elegantly drawn and charming tale that carries you through its pages as though you’re a leaf floating on a spring breeze. Such a wonderful cast of characters that I would happily spend more time with. A real joy to read." – Adam de Souza, Blind Alley

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Softcover; 88 partial-color pages; 6" x 8"
ISBN: 979-8-88620-031-7 

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