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Get Ready for LOST LETTERS + MY DEAR PIERROT by Jim Bishop

by Magnetic Press LLC

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The surreal fantasy of Studio Ghibli meets the dark twists of Satoshi Kon in TWO AWARD-WINNING GRAPHIC NOVEL ADVENTURES about Life, Love, and Loss from the extraordinary imagination of wunderkind comic author Jim Bishop!


On an idyllic island where humans and fish coexist on land, young Iode (short for Iodine) waits patiently for a letter he has been expecting, one that seems to be perpetually delayed. Suspecting it might have gotten lost, he takes a trip into town to inquire at the post office. Along the way, he meets a spirited hitchhiker who has been entrusted to deliver a mysterious package by the enigmatic underworld syndicate, “The Octopus. ”Their two missions intertwine leading not only to unexpected adventure, but deep personal realizations for both of them... The world is not what it seems, and the simple surreality of their little town may not be everything it seems to be.

Exploring the value of Family and Friendship amidst deep, personal doubts, LOST LETTERS is a deceptively powerful tale of emotional orphans coming to grips with the reality of their surroundings. Set in a surreal fantasy land populated by talking fish, this multi-layered adventure is filled with exciting action, beautiful palettes, startling imagination, and quiet dignity.

LOST LETTERS was first released in Europe in 2021, garnering multiple awards for newcomer creator JIM BISHOP:
  • Silver Medal at the 2022 International Manga Awards in Japan.
  • Winner of the 2022 BD Prize 
  • Winner of the France Bleu Comic Award
  • Winner of the 2022 Orange Comics Prize


Cléa, a young noblewoman, is groomed for a promising future with Berthier, the son of a Count. It should be a comfortable life, but is that what she truly wants...? Fate introduces her to Pierrot, a charming street magician who sweeps her off her feet and reveals what her sheltered life lacks. Fascinated by Pierrot, Cléa follows him to his hidden treehouse in the woods, where wonders unimaginable unfold. The boundaries of possibility expand before her, but is she really chasing freedom, or is she trapped in Pierrot’s spell...?

What begins as a fairy tale romance turns gradually into a fantasty thriller with dark twists and dangerous repercussions that will keep you turning the pages through to its deadly climax. This is not your typical storybook of whimsical witchcraft -- Jim Bishop deftly manipulates the tropes and reader expectations to explore the delicate line between devotion and independence.


The slipcases and hardcovers will only be produced to meet the demand of this campaign and will not be sold in stores! The bookplate numbering will be based on the amount of copies necessary to fulfill campaign orders (rounded up to the nearest 50).

Each book is 8.5x11" printed on heavy woodfree paper.
LOST LETTERS is 200 pages, MY DEAR PIERROT is 268 pages.

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