Your First Look at Happiness Will Follow from Mike Hawthorne
BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at brand new graphic novel Happiness Will Follow from Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated cartoonist Mike Hawthorne as he tells the true and tragic story of enduring abuse and discovering a love of art that helped him to build the home he never had in this graphic memoir about family, survival, and what it means to be Puerto Rican in America.
Mike Hawthorne’s mother Blanca Otero, was a proud though atypical Puerto Rican woman from Santurce, San Juan who moved to the mainland, where she became a single mother and struggled to raise her son alone in New York City, a place that tormented them both with its unforgiving nature. But when Mike falls victim to a death curse—a haunting sign of the old country that his mother could never truly escape—she begins a series of events that drive him away from her both physically and emotionally, leaving him to grapple with his complicated relationships with his mother, identity, and heritage.
Happiness Will Follow will be available on July 15, 2020 at local comic book shops and in book stores on July 21, 2020.