2018 Lynd Ward honor book 'Eartha'

2018 Lynd Ward honor book 'Eartha'

illustrated book cover with title, showing woman rowing boat, looking up, with cityscape in background

One of two honor books selected by the 2018 Lynd Ward Prize jury, “Eartha” by Cathy Malkasian, is published by Fantagrahics Books. According to the publisher’s website, Malkasian’s fourth graphic novel is “a metaphorical fable that resonates with contemporary themes ... an expansive tale of pastoral life, city corruption, greed and addictions” that “reverberates with questions plaguing us today, such as the alienating effects of hyper-connectivity and the self-destructive obsession with novelty. ”

IMAGE: courtesy of Fantagraphics Books