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Frog in the Fall is a unique work, with a notable Japanese feel. It has an extremely horizontal format, combined with open spine binding to enable it to easily lay flat while reading, providing readers with an unusally broad spread – close to twenty inches wide, but less than five inches high – that makes for a panoramic landscape that strikes us as working to capture a frog's perspective.
Here's the official PEOW text:
"A young frog (hatched this spring) encounters two toads, who have captured the ghost of a Shungiku flower that withered and died just recently. The spirit yearns for the tropics and so do the two toads. The frog decides to follow them on their journey south. It’s a slice of seasonal life for a frog who experiences everything for the first time. Along the way, the frog has encounters with mice, cats, dogs, trees, persimmons, and other beings. Lessons are learned, and thoughts are exchanged. A meditative road trip, a contemplation on life in general.
Linnea Sterte is one of the most mysterious illustrators in Sweden, but probably one of the absolute best. You may recognise her on Instagram as TurnDeCasette, or from the book Stages of Rot which she released in 2017 which she was also Eisner nominated for.
This is the longest Peow book that we have ever published, at just over 330 pages. The story is told in a landscape format, printed in a solid blue pantone ink on our favourite paper from Munken. The book has an open spine binding and a thick kraft cover with white and blue pantone spot colors. To fit the landscape book comfortably in bookshelves, the book has a rotated slipcase, so that you can store the book vertically."
330 + pages
1 color interior, 2 color cover + full color slipcase (slipcase shown in image at left)
You can see a handful of pages here: https://shop.peowstudio.com/products/a-frog-in-the-fall (just click on the thumbnails below the cover image)
And HERE is a thoughtful, in-depth review of Frog in the Fall that incorporates a discussion of trends in comics that it represents, by Arpad Okay at The Comics Beat, which also presents a few choice spreads from the book.
(We should have this back in 2023. Please check back.)