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By I.N.J. Culbard

Hardback, 192 pp, $24.95

What does it mean to be alone? In a world without consequences, what would you do?

In the blink of an eye, three people in different parts of the globe find themselves removed from the constraints of society when the rest of humanity vanishes. Afforded a wider perspective on their lives, each character is forced to examine both their place in the world and the pivotal moments on which their very existence may depend. Ranging from the streets of London and Los Angeles to a demon-haunted forest in the shadow of Mount Fuji, Celeste is a story about the choices we make and the courage it takes to make them. 

I.N.J. Culbard

I.N.J. Culbard is an award-winning artist and writer.

Early collaborations with writer Ian Edginton on adaptations for SelfMadeHero (The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Valley of Fear) led on to their subsequent series Brass Sun for 2000 AD. He has also worked with Dan Abnett on original series including The New Deadwardians (Vertigo), Dark Ages (Dark Horse Comics), Wild’s End (Boom Studios) and Brink (2000 AD). Other recent projects include Everything, written by Christopher Cantwell (Berger Books) and You Look Like Death, written by Gerard Way and Shaun Simon (Dark Horse).

Culbard has produced a number of his own adaptations for SelfMadeHero, including the H.P. Lovecraft stories At the Mountains of Madness, The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath, The Shadow Out of Time and Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow. Other work includes Deadbeats (with Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer) and Culbard’s first solo original graphic novel, Celeste.


"Beautiful to look at and heavy with symbolism, Celeste demands re-reading - or perhaps a full orchestral score."
— Sci-Fi Now
"It's a book that will keep you thinking long after you've closed it, and you'll want to return to its images afterwards."
— SFX Magazine
"With Celeste, Culbard has demonstrated the depth of his talent as a comics creator, combining emotional depth and thoughtful storytelling with otherworldly art."
— Digital Spy