Ninth Art Press
a wordless story by
Lunatic is an unusual and striking graphic novel , a wordless book in the tradition of Frans Masereel, and Lynd Ward. Part fable, part classic adventure in the tradition of Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and MÃ©liÃ¨s, the tale is told in nearly 200 full-page, wordless images in a variety of media from pencil, pen and ink, ink wash and paint that lovingly evoke the artistic styles of its period setting.
The word â€œlunaticâ€ derives from Latin, meaning â€œof the moonâ€, or â€œmoonstruck,â€ and in this sense it describes the protagonist of this story: from infancy she develops a magical, almost intimate relationship with the moon itself, a celestial being who acts as her friend, lover, mentor. Our heroine is a dreamer, an outsider, never feeling like she quite belongs to this world. We follow her through the stages of life, infancy, childhood, youth and adulthood, at each point guided by the moon toward a fateful journey and an unexpected destiny. A timeless and charming story of longing, loneliness and the pursuit of dreams.
â€œâ€¦nicely understated and mesmerising, Iâ€™ll be re-reading it!â€
Paul Gravett, author, Graphic Novels: Stories to Change Your Life
200 Pages, 9.25 x 7.5 Cloth, $20.00 (US $20.00) (CA $27.00)
Publication Date: December 2020 ISBN 9780993211225