I was reading through some books on Comixology’s Submit page for indie creators, and saw this adorable little guy.
How do you pass this little guy by? I couldn’t, so I dug in, and I am so glad I did. Sunrise is a sweet, wordless story about a little monster, who wakes up in his ice cave to see a glimpse of sunlight. Overjoyed, he sets out on a journey to find the sun. We follow him as he treks through the snow, his little red blanket wrapped around him like a cape. He slides, jumps, passes by a wooly mammoth, frozen in a block of ice, and plays with a bird, all on his quest to find the sun.
The art is beautiful. The monster – for that is all he is called – has a sweet face, with bright black eyes. He’s playful – is he a child? Where are his parents? – and curious, and even dejected at times, when his journey seems to take too long. The backgrounds are beautiful, from the unmistakable roses and oranges of sunrise to the glowing greens of the Aurora Borealis, from the glow of the moon, to the icy cold landscape.
The story is wordless, which makes it a great choice to read with children – ask them to tell you a story for a change, pull out your iPad, laptop, or tablet, pull up this book, and snuggle in.
I loved every single part of this story, and can’t wait to see Chapter 2. Sunrise is only $1.99 on Comixology. It’s a great investment in a beautiful piece of artwork.
Writer & Artist: Heather L Sheppard
Publisher: Teaceratops Comics
Available through Comixology.