The gars are peaceful, happy animals living in Garland. Their shaman, Zachariah, helps them to interpret the spirits that foretell their future. But a strange vision bodes ill. This long-awaited second collaboration between Italian artists Lorenzo Mattotti and Jerry Kramsky is masterfully drawn in psychedelic black and white. Ten years in the making, its characters evoke Tove Jansson’s moomins and its settings the dreamscapes of Moebius and Hayao Miyazaki. Garlandia is a major work by a master cartoonist, an enchanting graphic poem of mythic scope and surprising political relevance.
400 page black and white hardcover
Fantagraphics Books, 2018
Diamond Code: MAR181636