Above & Below: The Voyages of Virigilio cover, featuring text with the cover and author name in rainbow script. In the background, a winding blue river or ocean sits against a starry sky.
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Mia Wolff

Above & Below: The Voyages of Virgilio

On sale date: February 1, 2022

Above & Below: The Voyages of Virgilio takes the reader on a transformative journey through a stunning, fantastical dreamscape.

Spying a ship along the shore, young Virgilio climbs aboard and embarks on an adventure at sea, sailing past the bright lights of New York City into parts unknown. A swirling storm whisks him away to strange waters where he encounters a host of sea life and mythical creatures, some friendly, others frightening. When his ship sinks, he dives down to the deepest depths and dances with the dead — only to make his escape and swim back to the known world.

Mia Wolff's rhyming verses and dazzling watercolors add a touch of wonder and whimsy to this warm-hearted fable. Readers of all ages with a sense of adventure will be enchanted from its first page to the last.

Above & Below: The Voyages of Virgilio is part of the Fantagraphics Underground imprint.


"Mia Wolff's elegiac depiction of a young man's journey takes us in a sequence of gentle paintings and rhymes above and beneath the water and into dreams." — Neil Gaiman

"Mia Wolff 's Above and Below: The Voyages of Virgilio shines with beauty, wisdom and generosity of spirit." — Jim Woodring


Full color.
11.2" × 8.9"