Mike Hawthorne’s original graphic novel memoir, Happiness Will Follow is set for release later this month and publisher BOOM! Studios has shared another preview to prepare us. We’ve already seen an early look so this is an additional glimpse of his true and tragic story of enduring abuse and discovering a love of art that helped him build the home he never had.
Mike Hawthorne’s mother, Blanca Otero, was a proud though atypical Puerto Rican woman from Santurce, San Juan who moved to the mainland, where she became a single mother and struggled to raise her son alone in New York City, a place that tormented them both with its unforgiving nature. But when Mike falls victim to a death curse—a haunting sign of the old country that his mother could never truly escape—she begins a series of events that drive him away from her both physically and emotionally, leaving him to grapple with his complicated relationships with his mother, identity, and heritage.
Happiness Will Follow is set for release on July 21st, 2020 at your local bookstore and Amazon and on August 12th, 2020 at your local comic shop.