BOOM! Studios Delivers a Look at Happiness Will Follow from Mike Hawthorne
BOOM! Studios has revealed a brand new look at the original graphic memoir 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 New York.
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 21, 2020 at bookstores, and August 12, 2020 at comic shops.