Magnetic Press was founded to bring some of the astounding looking European comics to the US, and they’ve definitely succeeded with books like Love The Tiger and Doomboy. Acquired by Lion Forge last year, Magnetic and editor Mike Kennedy haven’t slowed down. Coming in March they’re publishing The Sound of the World by Heart by Italian artist Giacomo Bevilacqua, which follows a photojournalist who commits to chronicling 60 days in New York city without talking to a single person. As you can see, the art does a lovely job of capturing the nuance of a city that can be alienating, but also unifying in its vastness.
More than just an exercise in observation and self-control, he’s hoping to forget a troubled past and mend a broken heart. But the city has a sneaky way of throwing the best laid plans and noble efforts to waste revealing secrets that lie right in front of him. All he has to do is open his eyes …A touching, vividly illustrated journey through contemporary modern New York, exploring what it takes to find yourself- and maybe your soulmate – in the middle of a crowded, bustling modern world.
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.