Written and illustrated by Jason Walz, HOMESICK is equal parts autobiography and fiction. It’s a story about love, loss, and letting go. While navigating the chaos of Brooklyn and planning his own wedding, Jason finds himself facing increasing panic attacks and the very real threat of losing his Mom to cancer. Meanwhile, thousands of miles above earth, one lost and forgotten cosmonaut struggles with the realities that come with facing his own end. As his ship floats deeper out into space, questions of purpose and choice become frustratingly difficult. As their lives charge toward their own grim realities, the boundaries that separate them begin to fade away. What they discover may just be enough to repair the fear and sadness in their hearts.
Nominated for Best Graphic Album in the 2014 Eisner Awards
136 page 6"x9" black and white paperback with color covers
Tinto Press, 2013