Travel back in time from the Civil War to the Roaring Twenties to yesterday… all with just one sip! In this graphic novel from the creator of the Harvey-nominated Love and Capes comes the story of a magical winery where every glass takes you back in time to the year the wine was bottled.
Megan is looking for a break from taking care of her Alzheimers afflicted mother and finds the ultimate escape when Jack, the owner of the Aeternum Winery, reveals its time-traveling secret to her. Together, they drink their way through history, both the winery’s and their own. In time, Megan learns a family secret that her mother may not even remember and discovers that Jack is keeping one of his own about his late wife.
Thom Zahler (Love and Capes, Long Distance) brings his trademark sweetness and humor to distill a story of magic and romance told across the two-hundred year canvas of New York’s Hudson Valley.
“What really matters is the relationships between characters, which Zahler builds with compassion and empathy.” –The AV Club
“Time & Vine‘s the sort of quirky play on a classic scifi story trope that you’d be hard pressed to find from a larger comics publisher, but that’s exactly what makes it charming to page through.” –Gizmodo
“There’s a depth and humanity to this multi-generational tale that transcends its time-traveling genre origins. And I don’t even drink wine.” -Greg Weisman, Gargoyles, Young Justice
“In Time and Vine, Thom Zahler takes on the universal imagining that we all have at some point… ‘What if we could keep it all from going away?’ In these pages we find a mature artist at the top of his game. We also find art that is lush and writing with heart. But it’s the concept he invents to tell his tale that elicits my highest praise… I wish I’d thought of that.” –Tom Batiuk, Funky Winkerbean, Crankshaft