The Blue Road

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Pub Date: 10/22/2019

Pages: 128

Trim: 8 x 10

Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press

Imprint: Arsenal Pulp Press

ISBN 13: 9781551527772

ISBN 10: 1551527774

Price: $18.95

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The Blue Road

By Wayde Compton, April dela Noche Milne

Price: $18.95



About the Book

In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o’-the-wisp, she embarks for the fabled Northern Kingdom, where she might find people like her. The only way to get there, though, is to travel the strange and dangerous Blue Road that stretches to the horizon like a mark upon a page. Along the way, Lacuna must overcome trials such as the twisted briars of the Thicket of Tickets and the intractable guard at the Rainbow Border. At the end of her treacherous journey, she reaches a city where memory and vision can be turned against you, in a world of dazzling beauty, divisive magic, and unlikely deliverance. Finally, Lacuna learns that leaving, arriving, returning -- they’re all just different words for the same thing: starting all over again.

The Blue Road -- the first graphic novel by acclaimed poet and prose writer Wayde Compton and illustrator April dela Noche Milne -- explores the world from a migrant’s perspective with dreamlike wonder.

Ages 12 and up.

About the Book

A beautiful YA graphic novel about the experience of migration: a young girl looking for a place to belong.


April dela Noche Milne is a Filipino Canadian artist based in Vancouver. She studied fine arts at Langara College and graduated with a BFA in illustration from Emily Carr University of Art + Design. The Blue Road is her first graphic novel.