When David Lost His Voice

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April 2012

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“In a story that floats with such delicate ease, Judith Vanistendael does a beautiful job of evoking what is involved when all parties manage to transcend a crisis and create something new … A remarkable graphic novel.” – Comics Grinder

The moment his granddaughter Louise is born, David learns that he has cancer.

But words were never his forte, and he’d rather keep quiet about his illness, the pain and the end that awaits him – much to the frustration of the women in his life. They wait, powerless, for the silent but inexorable end.

Nominated for three Eisner Awards in 2014!
• Best Writer/Artist
• Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art)
• Best U.S. Edition of International Material

“A book like a tone poem, exactly fitting Shelley’s words: ‘a nightingale who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds.’ The painting and drawing from panel to panel, page to page, is lovely, light and lyrical, while the subject is love, loss, and death and the mixed emotions each one of those summons. Vanistendael is particularly effective in pinpointing the naïve, touching way that children attempt to cope with something as irremediable as the idea of the death of a loved one.” – David Small, author of the #1
New York Times bestseller, Stitches

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Forbidden Planet

•Comics retailer

“A beautifully composed tale … gorgeous.”

Publishers Weekly

•Publishing trade magazine

“Vanistendael’s illustrations are gorgeous, dynamic, and deeply emotive, with a hint of sentimentality. Anyone who has had to deal with the kind of loss explored here will be deeply moved by this story.”

The Guardian

•UK national newspaper

“This is an amazing book, one of the best published by SelfMadeHero so far.”