Seasons is the fist book I released through a publisher. At the time the Avery Hill Publishing, was in the very early stages of the company and were considered a boutique or small press publisher. But since then they have expanded into a full fledged publisher and have produced some amazing books.
Seasons, which was released in Autumn 2o13, is a collection of 4 short stories based on the different the seasons in a year and how they correspond to the different seasons of a life.
Here are the title pages for each of the stories.
The publisher also put together a promo video for the book.
Here is what reviewers said about Seasons:
“Mike Medaglia has provided the quintessential union of theme, words and imagery on the comics page.“
Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
“It’s touching and personal, without being overly earnest. It has style without shouting ‘DESIGN’ to the post Warhol crowd. The great use of colour cannot be stressed enough in a critique. It changes our conceptions throughout the pages. The eye adjusts to the changing emotions through the books seasonal palette. Superb stuff indeed.”
Antony Esmond, Beard Rock
“Seasons by Mike Medaglia tells a familiar theme, looking at the passing of seasons in the year and comparing them to the seasons of our lives. It does so with four short, poetic tales, just 4-pages long each, that speak a brief, but powerful truth about the moments of our lives. You’ll easily recognise and empathise with the characters here, they’re you, or they will be, these generic characters capture the essence of their particular moment, vague enough to feel universal, but still containing enough truth to seem right.”
Richard Bruton, FPI Blog
And you can click on the links to the different websites to read the full reviews.
Seasons is currently in print and can be ordered online here.