Written by Leila del Duca, art by Kit Seaton, edited by Taneka Stotts. Published by Image Comics, March 2017.
In a fantastical post-industrial desert, fifteen-year-old Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astral project to other planets while she sleeps. When she accidentally gets a young man hurt on a planet light-years away, she must figure out a way to project back to save him. On her own world, Boetema’s two parents have temporarily left her and her thirteen-year-old brother, Inotu. Left to their own devices, the two siblings must flee across a dangerous desert when Inotu gets into trouble with a threatening cyborg bodyguard. As Boetema visits amazing planets and encounters vibrant cultures, she must confront her mistakes and learn to trust in Inotu as she navigates her newfound abilities.
Age Rating: Teen
"I love how del Duca, Seaton, and Stotts create a comic that touches on mindfulness. Boetema is a new kind of hero who achieves a higher mental state through her dreams. Created by some very imaginative artists, AFAR is a world of infinite possibilities.”
—Nick Dragotta (EAST OF WEST, HOWTOONS)
"A strange, beautiful world and fascinating, tough characters makes AFAR a riveting read. Gorgeous artwork, too!"
—Faith Erin Hicks (THE NAMELESS CITY, PUMPKINHEADS)
Read NPR's review of AFAR here.
Read Leila and Kit talk about AFAR in this interview on the Westfield Comics blog.
Listen to Leila and Kit talk about AFAR on The Escapist Comics Podcast.