SHORTLISTED FOR A 2019 MANITOBA BOOK AWARD!
by Scott A. Ford | :: Jump to Buy Links ::
A century has passed since the arks appeared out of the depths of space and into the blue sky of their humble planet.
The alien animals on board have made this planet their new home. They live in their wilderness, they’re sold in their markets, and their mysterious origins are even worshipped by some. Like hovering shipwrecks, many of the old arks still orbit the planet, waiting to plummet to the ground below.
Kairn is an Ark Land scavenger—someone that tracks ark debris impacts to salvage and later pawn. But when the local radio station announces a contest offering a sizable reward for the latest ark debris, Kairn is unwittingly thrust into a quest full of colourful characters, strange places, and bizarre creatures.
Praise for Scott A. Ford
“Written by Scott A. Ford and drawn in the author’s unique style, Ark Land is an entertaining graphic novel with an interesting story line. Many consider the so-called ‘comic book novel’ is geared mainly for the younger generation because it consists of pictures with little dialogue. Those skeptics are invited to read Ark Land and prepare to be surprised. The broad strokes and scope of the drawings as well as the nuances in each panel prove very quickly that this graphic novel’s reach extends more to the adult reader than ones of a much younger age. Relying more on visuals than writing, Ark Land’s cast of characters are well-delineated as well as fascinating, and Kairn’s confrontation with the ark-worshippers hints at far-reaching consequences.”
—The New York Journal of Books
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