Travel to Japan with Brandt in this touching graphic novel about love, loss, and how the past never truly stays dead.
Seeking refuge from an unhappy life, Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan to find a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it, including his Grandfather. Getting more involved with the tree’s inhabitants he attempts to heal some of history’s wounds but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
Ghost Tree is a quiet story full of reflection and how one deals with the emotions of life, the past, and family. It deftly weaves elements of the supernatural into the narrative but ultimately this is a story about people and relationships, how the past informs the present, and how one cannot run away from one’s problems.
“Ghost Tree understands that it’s not the ghosts that matter in a ghost story, but what they mean to us. They’re fragments of the past and previews of our own deaths, which can spur reflection and healing in those who experience them. Ghost Tree has drawn me in more than some comics manage to do in entire volumes. Grounded in Japanese folklore and emotional honesty, it sets up a story that moves with the gentle rhythm of a summer breeze.” —But Why Tho? “Ghost Tree promises to be a meaningful miniseries by establishing a small world and cast of characters that can’t help but feel familiar. Sit back, open the issue, and prepare for a thoughtful story that encourages reflection.” –AiPT! “Gane’s art style of detailed backgrounds and muted colors perfectly fits with the tone, and the ending promises a story that’s more heart-wrenching than horror.” —ComicBook.com “Ghost Tree takes some time to set up, but for those of us not terribly familiar with Japan, I think this helps to immerse us in the setting and gradually add the supernatural flavor. I really like the family moments, the premise is fascinating, and it is just a gorgeous book to look at.” —Major Spoilers “A beautiful book full of serene moments and imagery and unique pacing. Strong writing really communicates the subtle emotions beneath the smiles and pleasantries of each character.” —PopCultHQ