IDW Publishing has released the first issue of Ghost Tree, a new four-part comic miniseries set in Japan. The comic is written by Bobby Curnow & illustrated by Simon Gane, with colored by Ian Herring.
Writer Bobby Curnow said: “A lot of our headspace is trapped in the past: things from childhood, old relationships, how family upbringing made us into who we are today. This creates an opportunity to reflect and learn, but also a chance to become fixated on that past, unable to move forward. Ghost Tree is an opportunity to explore the conflict between past and present… and see some cool and creepy ghosts!”
Artist Simon Gane added: “I always hoped to work with Bobby again, but when I first read this script I knew I absolutely had to. Not only was it a beautifully written story that I felt a real connection with, but there were a terrific variety of characters to bring to life – the elderly couple, the lead as both an adult and a child, and (of course) a few ghosts, monsters, and headless samurai thrown in for good measure.”
Colorist Ian Herring commented: “Looking to capture the sound of walking in the woods with color, I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Bobby and Simon on this surreal story.”
Ghost Tree issue #1 is now available in both print & digital for just $3.99:
A young man named Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan, seeking a refuge from his unhappy life. There, he discovers a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it – including his grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history’s wounds, but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
- Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted on 1/29/2019 when the series was first announced and then updated on 4/24/2019 to reflect the first issue’s release.