A Family Of Foxes Face A Merciless Winter In Silent OGN Petals From Boom! Studios

by Hannah Means Shannon

Boom! Studios has announced a new graphic novel arriving in September 2018 from writer and artist Gustavo Borges and Eisner Award-nominated colorist Cris Peter.

In Petals, readers experience a story set during a snowstorm in which a family of foxes “desperately try to survive a merciless winter” in a completely silent original graphic novel. When a young cub leaves home in search of firewood, he encounters a tall, strange bird wearing a top hat, and tale “about friendship, life and selflessness” unfolds.

Gustavo Borges explains:

When I decided to do PETALS, the first thing I had in mind was the feeling of gratitude – I knew that I was gonna try to do an emotional tale. With that emotion guiding me, it was a simple and obvious decision to approach this as a silent book with no dialogue. PETALS has changed both my life and career for the better, so I hope you enjoy this sincere story. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity.

Editor Whitney Leopard adds:

PETALS is one of the most important new releases from KaBOOM! this year, as we challenge what all-ages graphic fiction can be. Gustavo Borges has crafted a beautiful story that can be enjoyed by any reader, with deeper layers that older readers will appreciate and infused with beautiful imagery that the youngest of readers will treasure.

Print copies of Petals will be available for sale in September 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the Boom! Studios webstore, and at bookstores. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the Boom! Studios app.

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