In London, the moment two commuters, Aaron and Lilly, lay eyes on each another on a packed Monday morning tube train, everyone else around them vanishes. In Los Angeles, Ray is sitting in gridlock on the 405 Freeway when he receives a call from an LAPD officer with news about his wife. Ray fears the worst. But just as the officer is about to give Ray the news, he is cut off. The caller has disappeared, and so has everyone else around him. Everyone except for a badly beaten man tied up in the trunk of another car. In Japan, comic artist Yoshi has come to the demon-haunted Aokigahara Forest to die, but the spirits of the forest have other ideas. Taking us through the deserted streets of London, the empty freeways of Los Angeles, and the dream world of the Aokigahara Forest, Celeste is a compelling and profound graphic novel about the choices we make and the courage it takes to make them.
I. N. J. Culbard is an award-winning artist who has collaborated on a critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes series with Ian Edginton, as well as adapting At The Mountains of Madness and The Case of Charles Dexter Ward for SelfMadeHero. He also illustrates The Deadwardians for Vertigo. His latest works include Deadbeats (with Chris Lackey and Chad Fifer) and the Lovecraft adaptation The Shadow Out of Time, both for SelfMadeHero.