Night Fisher

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November 2005

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“Johnson’s debut is not only remarkably assured but astonishingly fresh, one that refuses to trade in the usual hoary high-school clichés... Panels are shuffled together with a cinematic flair that highlights the florid emotions of adolescence far better than any battery of melodrama could. A dark, grand, sweeping dream of a book.” – Kirkus Reviews

• 2006 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award Winner

• 2006 Harvey Award Winner, Best New Talent

In
Night Fisher, R. Kikuo Johnson has created an intimate and compelling graphic novel-length drama of young men on the cusp of adulthood. First-rate prep school, S.U.V., and a dream house in the heights: This was the island paradise handed to Loren Foster when he moved to Hawaii with his father six years ago. Now, with the end of high school just around the corner, his best friend, Shane, has grown distant. The rumors say it’s hard drugs, and Loren suspects that Shane has left him behind for a new group of friends.

What sets Johnson’s drama apart is the naturalistic ease with which he explores the relationships of his characters. It is at once an unsentimental portrait of that most awkward period between adolescence and young adulthood and that rarest of things: a mature depiction of immature lives. Visually, Johnson captures the languid tropical climate and strip mall tackiness of Hawaii in a rich chiaroscuro style reminiscent of Milton Caniff combined with the sensual ink work of Paul Pope or Jessica Abel.


“The gritty coming-of-age story also delivers strong plot and dialog like a fistful of poi.” –
Book Collector

Night Fisher is bound to make waves.” – Bust

“The honest and relatable plot keeps the readers attention without needing to fall back on cliché storytelling techniques, all the while building you to anxiously await the next installment. Hopefully Johnson will do another graphic novel with this set of characters soon.” –
Sparkplugg.com

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“This tale of disaffected adolescence and drug dealing in Hawaii is certainly compelling and suggests that Johnson is an artist capable of producing great work.”

Publishers Weekly

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“Johnson’s storytelling is clear and masterful, and his characters’ body language says as much about them as their words. An exciting debut from a talent to watch.”

The AV Club

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“The detailed evocation of Hawaii as an unstable paradise is as compelling as anything a prose novel or independent film could produce. It's a credit to the art form.”