The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of LONESOMES #2 from Ryan Little. Ryan Little writes, Eder Messias draws, Fahriza Kamaputra colors, and Jaime Me letters (on issue #1).
Tom is a lonely kid. He spends a lot of his time alone, and even his mom and little sister have a hard time handling his depression. All of that changes, though, when a small dog-like creature approaches him in the woods behind his house. It seems friendly enough, but things get a little weird when a large bird starts attacking the two of them. Tom’s not sure what to do with the little creature, so he takes him to a local vet. This proves to be a fortuitous decision, too, since the people there seem to know more about Peat than Tom does.
This is the story of an introverted kid learning how to cope with the world around him. That the world around him contains apparently magical creatures is just a bonus. Lonesomes (that’s what the creatures are called) are attracted to lonely people, giving them an opportunity to learn how to have friends. It’s an interesting take on pet ownership as emotional therapy for depression, and it’s a well-written and beautifully drawn book to boot.
Lonesomes is a very cool all-ages book with themes that could relate well to children (and adults, of course) who might be struggling socially or emotionally. It’s only available through the Kickstarter campaign at this time, so click on one of the links to access a few preview pages.
LONESOMES #2 is available now from Ryan’s current Kickstarter campaign. Issue #1 is also available through select pledge levels.
~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )