A Xeric Grant winner. Brian Ralph’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed, universally adored and wordless graphic novel Cave~In, is the beautiful and allegorical Climbing Out. This melancholy story focuses on a cute monkey who, armed with only science and laughs, sets out on his own adventure to explore the world beyond his cave. Brian creates make-believe worlds inhabited with cavemen, mole-men, monkeys and wise old men, who search for their meaning in life, much like you and me. This is Brian’s most beautiful and allegorical work so far. Weaving 70 new pages into the stories that he did for the EXPO 2000 and the Dark Horse Mavericks comic.
88 page black and white paperback with color covers
Highwater Books, 2002