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On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden

On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden


Tillie Walden's queer space-opera tells the story of Mia, from her life as a rebellious schoolgirl, to her time as part of the crew on the ship Aktis, out in the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful and broken down structures.


Part love story, part epic space adventure, and dealing with Tillie’s now signature themes of sexuality & gender, the individual in landscape, first love and awesome cats; On A Sunbeam is a masterpiece of modern comics and arguably Tillie’s greatest artistic statement so far.


This is the fourth Tillie Walden book from Avery Hill, a partnership that began when Tillie was 18, with the publication of her debut graphic novel The End of Summer in 2015. Since then they have released two editions of Walden’s I Love This Part and her third book, A City Inside. It is a collaboration that has garnered many accolades, including two Ignatz Awards and two Eisner nominations.




“Every now and again, there’s a comic that will stop you dead in your tracks and consume your time until you take in every last page and dialogue bubble. That’s the case with Tillie Walden’s fantastic On A Sunbeam.” - Andrew Liptak, The Verge


“Gorgeous… Walden is far and away one of the best cartoonists working today. She crafts such simple stories and images, but they hold universes of emotion and meaning.” - Mey Valdivia Rude, Autostraddle


“Walden echoes classic comics genres while rendering them in her own unique visual language… she’s an evolutionary leap forward in cartooning, fearless, assured and, most astonishingly, just getting started.” - Heidi MacDonald, Comics Beat


“Breathtaking artwork.” - Rob McMonigal, Panel Patter

  • Details

    Imprint: Avery Hill Publishing

    Publication Date: 2018

    ISBN: 9781910395370

    Pages: 544

    Format: Hardback

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Germany and Republic of Ireland: Due to a high return rate of parcels, we are sadly no longer shipping to Germany and the Republic of Ireland. 

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