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Nymph

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A mysterious tiny being upsets the balance of the woods in this ecological fairy tale.

Outside the Western Ruins, in the Burnt Spruce Forest, an assembly of talking birds and trees has convened. Their order of business: the lone, defenseless pupa that rained down from the sky. They name this small life form Bitsy, and agree to protect her from centipedes, rats, and other evil critters. Bitsy slowly begins to evolve — but into what? When a maniac spider tries to kidnap Bitsy, the plant dwellers soon realize that they're in a new world of mystical myth they never accounted for.

Award-winning Italian cartoonist Leila Marzocchi’s terrifically lush scratchboard art makes for a perfect companion to her witty dialogue and profound storytelling. Nymph, equal parts tender and dark, gets to the heart of both human nature and mother nature and proves that, to raise a child-like larva, it takes a village. Or at least a forest.

Pages:
208
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
8.75" x 11.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-317-2
Year:
2020

A mysterious tiny being upsets the balance of the woods in this ecological fairy tale.

Outside the Western Ruins, in the Burnt Spruce Forest, an assembly of talking birds and trees has convened. Their order of business: the lone, defenseless pupa that rained down from the sky. They name this small life form Bitsy, and agree to protect her from centipedes, rats, and other evil critters. Bitsy slowly begins to evolve — but into what? When a maniac spider tries to kidnap Bitsy, the plant dwellers soon realize that they're in a new world of mystical myth they never accounted for.

Award-winning Italian cartoonist Leila Marzocchi’s terrifically lush scratchboard art makes for a perfect companion to her witty dialogue and profound storytelling. Nymph, equal parts tender and dark, gets to the heart of both human nature and mother nature and proves that, to raise a child-like larva, it takes a village. Or at least a forest.

Press Highlights:

"A dreamy, childlike fantasy with a bracingly adult perspective, the comic defies categorization, metamorphosing like its heroine in strange and unexpected ways." — Publishers Weekly

"In the stories of Leila Marzocchi, the composition, the characters, the use of light and colors denote great imagination and enormous intelligence." — Sequart