Joe Latham HARU launch party in April
If you've not read HARU by Joe Latham, then you're really missing out. Some good news, though, is that there's now a collected edition of the first part of the story, and to celebrate, there's going to be a launch event. And if you can't make that, you can order the book online.
Joe Latham is a super-talented artist and writer who has a fantastic catalogue of comics, but Haru is exceptional - it's the series that really got me into his work, and now I'm like an addict buying every comic he makes. I don't have to be alone in this addiction, though. So if you're in or around Bristol on April 11th, you can find Joe at The Small City Bookshop, where he will be signing copies of Haru book 1 and answering questions from the audience from 18:45 – 20:30.
Haru, a small bird who dreams of flying, and their best friend Yama, a talkative boar, are used to being in the shadows. But when Yama finds a strange artefact that causes sinister effects, the two are swept into an epic journey to destroy the artefact and save the world.
In The Valley, best friends Haru and Yama both dream of leaving as they're bullied at school, frustrated at home, and struggling to figure out who they are. One day, a powerful artefact connects itself to Yama, and they discover that they'll have to journey to The Beacon in search of answers.
Created by artist Joe Latham, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel series is a coming-of-age tale that spans the changing of seasons. Beginning in spring and ending in spring--the cycle is complete. A story of heart, growing up, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, Haru is perfect for middle-grade readers.
If you're a fan of Joe Latham's work or just looking for a new graphic novel to enjoy, don't miss the launch event of Haru Book 1. You'll get a chance to meet the author, have your copy signed, and chat with other graphic novel enthusiasts. This is an excellent opportunity to support a local artist and discover a new favourite book. So mark the date in your calendar and join Joe to celebrate the launch of Haru Book 1.
Thursday 11th April at Small City Bookshop, Bristol
Link for Tickets
Signing & Sketching
Saturday 13th April at Gosh Comics, London
Link to Preorder Sketchcard