Texas, 1872.

The Civil War is over and geologist Stingley sets out with photographer Oscar Forrest and young assistant Milton to explore unchartered territories. Entering the hostile region of the native Comanches, they’re faced under the constant threat of attack. But as social conventions disappear and inhibitions go into retreat, strong emotions are awakened in Forrest and Milton – and an intimate relationship forms.

Laos-born writer Loo Hui Phang has penned an intense Western propelled by a clash between the old world and the new. The Smell of Starving Boys explores the nature of colonialism and addresses the gulf between traditional and modern cultures, including attitudes towards love. Produced as a special deluxe hardback edition, the graphic novel is illustrated by award-winning artist Frederik Peeters, who is best known for Blue Pills, Pachyderme and the sci-fi series Aama. He cites Hergé and Moebius among those artists who have influenced him most.

ISBN: 978-1-910593-40-0 • Deluxe Hardback w/ jacket • Full Colour • 112pp • £24.99

Translated by: Edward Gauvin • Publication date: 16 November

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Texas, 1872. The Civil War is over and geologist Stingley sets out with photographer Oscar Forrest and young assistant Milton to explore unchartered territories. Entering the hostile region of the native Comanches, they’re faced under the constant threat of attack. But as social conventions disappear and inhibitions go into retreat, strong emotions are...