Buño Books has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new deluxe edition release of Rob Cham’s Light. The wordless graphic novel has won The National Children’s Book Award and was named the Best Book in Graphic Literature (Silent) at the 25th National Book Awards. It’s the first book in a series, with the recently released Lost as the second chapter.
Two eventual friends, Backpacker and Tear, as they seek out five gems that will bring color and light back to their drab black and white world. They find themselves on a wild adventure and far from home confronted by dangerous obstacles and interesting creatures. Eventually, Backpacker and Tear are able to find the gems by working together bringing color back to their world.
“I originally chose to publish Light because it was not only one of the best examples of a silent graphic novel I’d read in years, but also Rob Cham’s spectacular use of color to give the reader a beautiful satisfying ending,” said Publisher Storme Smith. “I really want the American audience to have the opportunity to read this beautiful book, and like most publishers, we’ve been affected by the ups and downs of the last years because of the pandemic, so it seemed like the perfect time to give crowdfunding through Kickstarter a try by putting together a Deluxe Edition.”
Rewards for the Kickstarter campaign include digital and physical copies of Light, Lost, and other comics from Buño Books. The campaign runs through April 19th, 2021.