“Waves” come crashing from BOOM! Studios next February
Comics can provide an escape through fun and excitement. They can also provide comfort in times of stress and heartache. Waves, and original graphic novel from BOOM! Studios, aims to do the latter.
Written by Ingrid Chabbert and illustrated by Carole Maurel, Waves tells the story of a married couple who are expecting their first child, only to end up losing the baby. This is real, raw drama, and an all too relatable tragedy for too many people. Chabbert will draw upon her own life story to tell a tale of finding hope in the midst of grief and loss, making this a book that many people are going to need.
BOOM! Studios Announces WAVES Original Graphic Novel
Discover The Journey To Find Hope in February 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 21, 2018) – BOOM! Studios today announced WAVES, a new hardcover original graphic novel on-sale in February 2019 that poignantly captures a woman’s exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope. WAVES is a deeply moving story based on author Ingrid Chabbert’s (The Day I Became a Bird) own experiences trying to conceive, with art by Carole Maurel (Luisa: Now and Then).
After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own.
Making her graphic novel debut with WAVES, Ingrid Chabbert is the author of nearly sixty children’s books and continues to excite audiences of all ages worldwide. Artist Carole Maurel first worked in animation before devoting herself to comics full-time, drawing critical acclaim for her 2018 graphic novel Luisa: Now and Then.
“WAVES is a powerfully understated exploration of one couple’s heartbreaking loss of a baby and, perhaps, their dream of ever conceiving,” said Executive Editor Sierra Hahn. “Chabbert and Maurel use the very creation of this book to explore the journey of healing through self-acceptance, forgiveness, and the act of creating art that channels such pain into stories that rebuild, revive, and remember.”
Waves will hit comic shops February 27, 2019 and other retailers on March 5, 2019.