Haunting and Moving, CELESTIA is Manuele Fior’s Most Ambitious Graphic Novel to Date

On July 20 Fantagraphics will publish CELESTIA, the highly anticipated new graphic novel from Manuele Fior (The Interview and 5,000 KM Per Second) which Jeff Lemire (Sweet Tooth) called “a revelation and one of the best books I’ve read this year.”

The book is set on a mysterious concrete island called Celestia, built over a thousand years ago as a refuge and now cut off from the mainland entirely. Celestia has since become an outpost for criminals and other misfits, as well as a refuge for a group of young telepaths. Events push two of them, Dora and Pierrot, to flee the island and set sail to the mainland, where they discover a world on the precipice of a metamorphosis. On the mainland the adults are prisoners of their own fortresses, unintentionally preserving the “old world” at a time when a new generation could guide society towards a better humanity.

CELESTIA is the most ambitious and successful graphic novel to date by one of the world’s most exciting storytellers, showcasing his singular talents as a once-in-a-generation visual artist and a deeply empathetic writer who uses science fiction to look to the future of humanity.

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