Return of the Honey Buzzard

The Return of the Honey Buzzard


Price: $22.95

  • Publication Date: October 11, 2016
  • Imprint: SelfMadeHero
  • Trim Size: 6 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781910593165
  • Page Count: 160
  • Illustrations: Black-and-white illustrations
  • Rights: North America, LAMC

Simon, a bookseller, has hit hard times. The financial crisis has struck and sales have slumped; his store looks set to close, and he has become increasingly withdrawn. Returning from his storage facility in the woods, he stops at an isolated railroad crossing. There, he witnesses a suicide. The moment hits him like a bomb. Withdrawing deeper into himself, Simon is haunted by memories from his past—memories repressed, from a time he’d prefer to forget. It is only by chance that he meets Regina, a young girl who begins to provide the comfort and support he needs. But who is Regina, and can she help him come to terms with the loss of a childhood friend? A beautifully drawn and impressively crafted debut from Aimée de Jongh, The Return of the Honey Buzzard is a compelling, cinematic, and emotionally perceptive graphic novel about confronting the past and starting again.


"Like an engrossing but terrifying dream, de Jongh’s dark, circular psychological drama…gets its hooks in readers immediately."
Publishers Weekly
"The black-and-white palette, masterly pacing, and evocative compositions create a spare, precise, and emotive masterpiece of artistic control."
Library Journal


About the author

Aimée de Jongh is an award-winning animator, illustrator, and comics artist. She draws a daily strip for the Dutch newspaper Metro Holland. She lives in Rotterdam.