Blossoms in Autumn
- Publication Date: May 7, 2019
- Imprint: SelfMadeHero
- Trim Size: 6 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-910593-62-2
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
- Rights: North America
Ulysses is a 59-year-old widower who, since retiring, has been in the grip of loneliness. The former moving man is without direction or purpose. He can’t even find solace in the company of his children: his daughter is dead, his son consumed by work.
Mrs. Solenza is a 62-year-old former model. Once a magazine cover star, she now runs the family business: a cheese shop owned by her late mother. She, too, is alone.
Two lives drift sadly by, inching ever closer to old age. Until, one day, they collide—and an emotional earthquake happens. A unique collaboration between veteran comics writer Zidrou and rising star Aimée de Jongh, Blossoms in Autumn is a masterful exploration of growing old and falling in love.
"This is a stunningly illustrated and well-developed story of soul mates and the soul's eternal youth." —Booklist
About the author
Aimée de Jongh is an award-winning animator, comics artist, and illustrator from the Netherlands. Her debut graphic novel, The Return of the Honey Buzzard, won the Prix Saint-Michel. Zidrou (Benoît Drousie) is a comics writer. He is the author of numerous children’s books and adult graphic novels. Born in Brussels, he lives in Spain.