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Jinchalo is Korean for "Really?" and that question (formulated variously as "What is and what isn't?" "What is real?" and "What is imagined?") is at the heart of this book. A companion to Matthew Forsythe's vastly successful Ojingogo, Jinchalo stars the same little girl as its heroine. When Jinchalo lands them in some hot water, the pair is forced to flee the safety of their home. In the course of their flight, they visit a robot garden, follow a vine into the clouds, and leave their village far, far behind.

These comics are firmly rooted in Korean folktales and stylistic conventions, with a playful, joyously drawn line. Jinchalo welcomes readers back into Forsythe's Miyazaki-tinged dreamscape, where spotted octopi fly and bears give piggyback rides, where hummingbirds are larger than people, and a sad furry monster wearing a bowler hat lurks around every corner. Forsythe uses page space innovatively in this wordless panel-less book. Both simple and intricately detailed, his storytelling is compelling for all ages.

Paperback, 5.5 x 7.5, two-colour, 120 pages

ISBN: 9781770460676

$19.95 US / $19.95 CDN

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Matt Forsythe

Nominated for 2 Eisner Awards for best web comic, winner of an Expozine award, and hailed by the Montreal Mirror, Matthew Forsythe’s Ojingogo is already highly anticipated. Exuding simplicity in design and narrative, Ojingogo is an illustrated, dreamscape of abstracts and events. The otherworldly pantomime about a girl, her squid, and the creatures and calamities they experience together, is an intrinsically expressive and deeply rewarding journey. Drawing from Forsythe’s Korean influences, Ojingogo is accessible for all ages, tossing aside traditional narrative conventions in favour of creating its own world, language and rules that anyone can find a home of their own in.

152 pgs, 5.5 x 7.5 in. {New Printing, new cover!!}

ISBN: 9781897299692

$14.95 US / $20.95 CDN

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