An exploration into quotidian moments and timeless humor, the Fantagraphics debut of Finnish artist Tommi Musturi The Book of Hope is now available digitally.
In a way that only the medium of comics can, The Book of Hope slows the reader down to the rhythms of the silent life of a retired couple living in a rural countryside. But behind the static, routine moments, something bigger takes shape — a flash of encroaching death starts to consume the husband leading to all-encompassing visions and important questions.
The strong presence of silence and nature reflect the arctic exotica of Musturi’s native Finland, while The Book of Hope contains a relatability, eloquence, and economy that will remind American readers of Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan. The Book of Hope can be yours today through both comiXology and Sequential.