Top Shelf really has a knock for finding under-exposed cartoonists who have a distinctive look, especially in the all-ages category. They’ve just announced Home Time: Under the River by Australian cartoonist Campbell Whyte. It’s about twins, Lilly and David, whose plans for a relaxing last summer before high school are scuttled when they are transported to a village of fantastic creatures. Yep, it’s a classic portal adventure, but when it looks as great as this, it brings the genre to new life. Whyte is best known as a fine artist and this seven-page preview shows a kaleidoscope of styles!
Home Time: By the River ships in June and is a full 228-page graphic novel.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.