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Ashes

Ashes

by Alvaro Ortiz

ISBN 978-1-60309-517-4

$19.99 (US)

Coming Soon

“Álvaro Ortiz mixes The Sopranos, The Wire, The Bridges of Madison County, Paul Auster and David Lynch in a blender, and instead of mint leaves he adds a pinch of his morbid but amazing imagination, which gives the authentic flavor to the story. Oh, how I hate wicked Ortiz for his way of drawing! How I hate him for the magic his urban and rural landscapes exude! How I wish he would slip in the bathtub whenever I watch the incredible humanity of his characters!” -- Alfonso Zapico, author of Café Budapest and James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner

Polly, Moho and Piter haven’t seen each other in years. Now they’ve piled into a car for a lonnnnng journey to a mysterious cross marked on a map. All their old personality quirks and conflicts are resurrected with new wrinkles, as this surreal reunion gets underway. Up ahead are car chases, alcohol, roadside motels, banjo-playing thugs, a ship graveyard, violence, sensual tension, and of course a monkey!

The captivating first graphic novel from internationally renowned cartoonist Álvaro Ortiz is an explosive mix between emotional road movie and hooligan thriller in which nothing is what it seems. -- a 184-page, full-color, softcover graphic novel with 3" French flaps (6" x 9" portrait)