The Return of the Honey Buzzard (2016) - Selfmadehero, UK/US

De terugkeer van de wespendief (2014) - Oog & Blik / De Bezige Bij, Holland
Le Retour de la Bondrée (2016) - Éditions Dargaud, Belgium
El Regreso del Halcon Abejero (2016) - Ponent Mon, Spain
Povratak Jastreba Osicara (2016) - Komiko, Serbia

Scenario and drawings: Aimée de Jongh
160 pages, black and white, hardcover


Aimée's first graphic novel, which she wrote and drew in 2014, became an international success. The comic tells the story of Simon, a book seller who suffers heavily after witnessing a suicide. As he tries to recover, forgotten events from his childhood slowly come back to him, and he is forced to confront his past. The book is about trauma, love, bullying and the consequences of our own choices.

The book won the Prix Saint-Michel for the Best Dutch Comic Book of 2014. In 2017, the book was adapted to a Dutch feature length film, directed by Stanley Kolk. More info on the movie can be found here (Dutch)

 

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The comic book got a Dutch reprint in 2018, with extra pages and notes from the author. The design of this new edition was done by the acclaimed illustrator Joost Swarte. The reprinted book is published and sold by Scratch Books.

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