Quiet and meditative, The Garden is a story of growth and healing through mindfulness and gardening. It centres on Joanna, a British businesswoman who’s been signed off work from a high-powered finance job following a breakdown. Seeking more than just something to pass the time, she travels to Japan to immerse herself in zen gardening and meditation before returning home to nurture her own Japanese garden – and her soul."
This book has its origin in a ‘non-comic book reader’ who I was trying to turn onto comic books asking me ‘well, are there any graphic novels on gardens?’…and me realising that i couldn’t think if any, so I better write one. So I did. Yep!
Fumio Obata has made the book come alive with some really wonderful illustrations. Fantastic stuff. This may be my favourite book so far.
Liminal 11 publications, April 2020, in a full colour, hardcover edition which is going to look lovely.