by Sean Michael Wilson & Fumio Obata
978-1-912634-16-3 * £12.99 * Published 21st May 2020
Distributed in North America by Union Square Publishing
The Garden is a beautiful story of healing and growth through mindfulness and gardening.
Joanna is a high-powered finance consultant who’s been signed off work after having a nervous breakdown. Seeking more than just something to pass the time, she travels to Kyoto, Japan, to immerse herself in the arts of zen gardening and meditation.
Returning home – and to the challenges of daily life – Joanna finds peace and a new sense of calm through nurturing her own garden – and her soul
‘I have happily forgotten what used to concern me before all this.
I am the strongest thing in the world.
I have an infinity of precious details to smile upon‘
REVIEWS FOR THE GARDEN:
“A worthy message of mindfulness and the benefits of taking time to stop and appreciate what’s around you rather than always pushing forwards.” – Big Comic Page
“an enjoyable, blissful escape” – Broken Frontier
“a passive look at self-awareness that is rare in this medium, presented beautifully in hard-back” – UK Anime Network
“Calm, contemplative and refreshing, The Garden is a seed of surprise just waiting for you to plant it.” – Now Read This
“The rat race consumes such a vast amount of our time, and it’s easy to get mentally lost in the pressure of work sometimes – to the detriment of the very thing that makes you ‘you’. Sean and Fumio capture this perfectly in [The Garden].” – Read it Daddy
“Wilson’s words and Obata’s illustrations compliment each other wonderfully and create such a beautiful read.” – Northern Plunder
“a beautiful read that offers a moment of calm” – A Cat, A Book, and A Cup of Tea