This Book Has Pictures! | Aama: The Smell of Warm Dust


Robbed of his memories, Verloc Nim is handed a journal. Inside the journal, in his own words, is the story of how Verloc ended up on a strange planet and what happened to his memories. Thus begins Frederik Peeters’ Aama: The Smell of Warm Dust. Looking through the pages, Verloc discovers the misery of his former life and that impossible things have been happening on this planet far from Earth.

“Effortlessly, Peeters’ creates a fully formed world. The art is beautiful, the background are packed with details of this strange world, and the panels are full of real, fully-formed, characters. Peeters balances themes of exploration, loss, regret and the belief that we can somehow wipe away our past sins.” -Drew

Frederik Peeters is a Swiss graphic novelist. He received his bachelor of arts degree in visual communication from the École Supérieure d’Arts Appliqués in 1995. In 2013, Aama was awarded for Best Series from the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

This Book Has Pictures! | Safari Honeymoon

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Far from the comfort and safety of their condo, a couple explore the wild in Jesse Jacob’s Safari Honeymoon. Surrounded by slithering, slimy, bizarre and dangerous creatures, and the only things keeping them at bay is their trusty guide.

“Jacob’s art blew me away when I first opened the book. As I began reading I kept seeing more and more details tucked away in the corner that I would have to give my full attention. Jacob’s captures the cute, terrifying and unsettling with his pen in a way that won’t let you put the book down.” -Drew

Jesse Jacobs was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, but now draws comics from his home in London, Ontario. In 2009, his books Small Victories and Blue Winter were short listed at the Doug Wright Awards for Canadian Cartooning.