By Shang Zhang
©2023 Zhang & Peow / 978-91-87325-60-1 / PRINTED IN CHINA / 278 g.
”It's very good”
— Peow Staff
”Absolutely gorgeous cartooning. A wonderful, incredibly pleasant book.”
— Hagai Palevsky
”beautiful, remarkably subtle duotone. The tiniest variations and additions of color go an incredible distance in Zhang’s hands”
— Arpad Okay, comicsbeat.com
"A book about bugs"
Illustrated and written Insect researcher No. 063 has one last chance to find "Duke", a rare species of cricket whose chirping sounds like jazz; if he doesn't find it the institute for Studying Extraordinary Creatures will cut funding for his research. The success of fellow researchers and his own self-doubt weigh heavy on 063 as he sets out on a journey to the mountains where Duke last was seen.
Shang Zhang is an artist and animator from China who lives and operates from France. Together with his wife they run the studio Papayep where they do everything from comics to animations.
This was the very last book PEOW published before retiring, and the print run was a bit timid. Unfortunately, many people were unable to experience the book, but we are proud to have this title back in print so that more people can read Shang’s work.
216 p / 150 x 210 mm / Softcover w/ dust jacket / 2 spot color interiors