On sale date: February 1, 2022
Halcyon is a graceful and psychedelic vision of a graphic novel that spans time, terrestrial planes, SF, and new age mysticism to detail the spiritual journeys of its two nonbinary protagonists.
The sleeping figure on the cover hints at the dream logic that drives this visual feast of a graphic novel. It can't all be explained, and it isn't meant to be explained. Ron Regé, Jr. is one of the singular cartoonists of his generation, an unusual but skilled stylist and storyteller with an acutely passionate moral and idealistic core that stands out amongst his peers. Halcyon is a spiritual cousin to Regé's 2012 graphic novel The Cartoon Utopia, which has garnered a following in new age and hermeneutic studies circles and in which higher beings try to communicate with us through art, music, and storytelling — a theme revisited here via the book's central characters. Halcyon is the work of a cartoonist at the height of his powers, a superlative use of the form in the service of relating the author's compassionate — and visually stunning — worldview.
The first 150 preordered copies of Halcyon will include an exclusive Fantagraphics bookplate autographed by the author. Copies ordered after the release date will receive a bookplate while supplies last, so preorder now!
"Dazzling art from a dazzling mind. ... Regé's kaleidoscopic narrative fuses fantasy, science fiction, theology, and hermeneutic visions, and the busy, technically precise but ultrasimplified art is somehow the perfect visual distillation of all." — Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
- 10.4" × 12.3"