Sandcastle

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May 2013

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“By turns touching, frightening and strangely believable. It's a low key SF-gem with heart.” – SFX Magazine

• Nominated for Grand Prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival.

Early morning on a perfect summer's day, people begin to descend on an idyllic, secluded beach. Amongst their number, a family, a young couple, a refugee and some American tourists. Its fine white sand is fringed with rock pools filled with crystal clear water. The beach is sheltered from prying eyes by green-fringed cliffs that soar around the cove. But this utopia keeps a dark secret.

A woman's body is found floating in the waters, which brings these thirteen strangers together to try and unravel the riddle of the sands and escape the beach alive in this tense, fantastical mystery.

The exclusive SEQUENTIAL expanded version includes extra artwork and a video sketch.


“Peeters and Lévy convey some profound, if profoundly unsubtle, truths about the human condition. Weighty stuff, expertly told.” –
 Comics Bulletin

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“You won't find another book like this any time soon.”

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“Sandcastle is a that special kind of science fiction really; subtle, grounded in reality, dealing with ordinary people placed in a completely extraordinary situation, and observes their responses to that new, incredible world. In essence it’s an episode of The Twilight Zone, everything building towards creating a mood of disquiet, of creeping horror, of strangeness. But to do so in 112 pages is just right; the story tantalises, intrigues, mystifies and then finishes, leaving the impression of a mood with you. Another immediate analogy is that of Lost, but where that took 121 episodes to bore us to tears after so much promise, Sandcastle is a tight, taut tale.” – Richard Bruton

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“A secluded beach becomes the stage for self-discovery for various strangers bound together during the most important moment of their lives in this graphic novel, which begins like a murder mystery, continues like an episode of the Twilight Zone, and finishes with a kind of existentialism that wouldn’t be out of place in a Von Trier film.”