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A coming-of-age graphic novel that is a love letter to the silver screen

Following a traumatic first-visit to the local cinema with his father, a young boy returns to see a movie which will ignite his imagination, fill his head with fantasy, and change the course of his life. Now convinced it is his destiny to pursue his dream of becoming a famous film director, he ropes a street-smart classmate into producing their first stop-motion animation during the school holidays.

Told in three acts, each taking place over the course of a British summer at fateful points in his life, this bitter-sweet coming-of-age story chronicles the triumphs and heartbreaks of childhood friendship, first romance, and the realities of early adulthood set against the backdrop of rural Cumbria.

The passion project of two-time British Comic award nominated writer and artist Owen Michael Johnson, this intimate and personal graphic novel sprinkled with magic realism is a love letter to a home-town movie theatre and the inspirational power of the silver screen.

Created by Owen Michael Johnson
Lettered by Colin Bell

Owen Michael Johnson is the two-time British Comic Award nominated writer and artist from the Lake District. A graduate of Royal Holloway University of London's Creative Writing program, his previous comic books include cult hit Raygun Roads (2013) in collaboration with INDIO and, most recently, the wildly critically-acclaimed series Beast Wagon (2015) with John Pearson and Colin Bell. He has marketed comics for Titan Comics and 2000 AD and currently resides in Oxford.

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