IDW has announced another upcoming mini-series ahead of the release of their full April solicitations. From the creative team of writer Bobby Curnow, artist Simon Gane, and colorist Ian Herring, Ghost Tree will be a four issue mini-series taking readers on "a journey from the dark forests of Japan to the ethereal realm beyond."
In Ghost Tree, a young man named Brandt returns to his ancestral home in Japan, seeking a refuge from his unhappy life. There, he discovers a haunted tree and the departed souls that are drawn to it – including his grandfather. Brandt attempts to heal some of history's wounds, but will he be able to find any measure of peace for himself when someone special from his past returns?
Said Curnow in the press release:
Writer Bobby Curnow says, "A lot of our headspace is trapped in the past: things from childhood, old relationships, how family upbringing made us into who we are today. This creates an opportunity to reflect and learn, but also a chance to become fixated on that past, unable to move forward. Ghost Tree is an opportunity to explore the conflict between past and present… and see some cool and creepy ghosts!"
I always hoped to work with Bobby again, but when I first read this script I knew I absolutely had toNot only was it a beautifully written story that I felt a real connection with, but there were a terrific variety of characters to bring to life – the elderly couple, the lead as both an adult and a child, and (of course) a few ghosts, monsters, and headless samurai thrown in for good measure.
Looking to capture the sound of walking in the woods with color, I jumped at the chance to collaborate with Bobby and Simon on this surreal story.
Check out some art below.