A River and Longing is my first attempt at creating a graphic novel. It is self-published and will be released in the Fall of 2018. I will be updating this page as a portal to order a hard copy once printing is complete.
Comics and graphic novels have influenced my creative arc for the better part of four decades, yet I had never attempted to create one myself. I started this project in the summer of 2017, and it took me a full year to complete.
What emerged is a composite story of two individuals experience with adoption, ambiguous loss, and how fragmented pasts and presents intertwine to build meaning towards healing and reconciling a life of longing together.
A River and Longing
Pages: 28 interior (32 including covers)
Black & White with color accents
Dimensions: 8.5” x 11” saddle stitched
Year: Fall 2018
Cover art and all contents by Michael Hoyt. Copyright © Michael Hoyt, 2018 – All rights reserved.