Everyone’s favourite forest spirit comes to comic books (sort of) courtesy of Eisner Award-nominated artist Sanford Greene.

Greene pays homage to the Miyazaki classic, My Neighbor Totoro, for the variant front cover of issue 6 of the monster hunter Harlem renaissance comic, Bitter Root.

Bitter Root

The Bitter Root series takes place in the 1920s while the Harlem Renaissance is in full swing and follows the Sangerye Family. Once the greatest family of monster hunters in the world, the Sangeryes must move beyond the tragedies of the past, or be forced to sit back and watch an unimaginable evil ravage the human race.

In Bitter Root #6, the monster-fighting Sangerye family returns for another adventure. Loved ones once thought lost forever have returned—though the bliss of this family reunion doesn’t last for long. Cullen has changed, and everyone is concerned. But they’ll need all the help they can get, as a new threat has arrived on Earth…

Bitter Root Issue #6 is available from 19 February 2020. You can place your order via the Image Comics website or visit your local comic store after the release date.

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