by Peter Berkman from Anamanaguchi in New Illustration on Friday 17 June 2011

Yuichi Yokoyama is a Japanese comic artist published by Picturebox in Brooklyn. I fell in love with his book, Travel, last year, and saw he had a new one out when I was at Free Comic Book Day.

This comic, Garden, encapsulates the idea of adventure to me. It follows a mass of nameless people as they wander around a magnificent, mysterious garden. The place is revealed to be a sort of theme park filled with hybrid natural and man-made oddities. It’s super immersive, so I recommend reading this from start to finish in one sitting. Lot of surprisingly subtle humor in there, too.