First Looks: Afar

AfarWriter Leila del Duca (series artist and co-creator of SHUTTER) teams up with artist Kit Seaton (The Black Bull of Norroway) for the coming-of-age fantasy tale Afar, coming this March from Image Comics.

In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu, to make a living as salt shepherds. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.

“Working with Kit on this science-fantasy family adventure has been an incredible experience. Kit has taken our characters and added so much depth and beauty to the world we created. Her posing, character designs, environments, and imagination compliment the script delightfully and I’m very happy with Afar our first collaboration in a genre we both adore.” – Leila del Duca

“It has been my great to joy to work with Leila del Duca on this book. Leila has woven an epic fantasia about a vibrant young woman with a talent for traversing galaxies when she sleeps, and her clever yet naive younger brother, who has a knack for finding trouble. Leila is a skilled storyteller who will leave you craving the next adventure.” – Kit Seaton

Afar hits comic book stores on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017, and bookstores on Tuesday, April 4th, 2017.

I read, I write, I play videogames, Ghostbusters is my favourite thing in the known universe, but quasars come in at a close second. I’ve been known to cry at the drop of a hat over happy and sad things alike. I’ve also been known to fly into a rage if things don’t go my way, leading to many a fight in high school and breaking someone’s nose on the TTC one time. I’m an anxious introvert but also a loud-mouthed bad influence. Especially on my cat. He learned it from watching me, okay!

Amelia Wellman

I read, I write, I play videogames, Ghostbusters is my favourite thing in the known universe, but quasars come in at a close second. I've been known to cry at the drop of a hat over happy and sad things alike. I've also been known to fly into a rage if things don't go my way, leading to many a fight in high school and breaking someone's nose on the TTC one time. I'm an anxious introvert but also a loud-mouthed bad influence. Especially on my cat. He learned it from watching me, okay!

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