From Ringo Award-nominated creator Juni Ba (Djeliya) comes an undersea adventure that explores a familiar story through the eyes of a child and delves into a timely dilemma: what do you do when you inherit a broken world - and have to face those who broke it?
It has been centuries since the oceans rose and swallowed up all the nations of men. Now only beasts and unseen horrors lurk below the waves, kept in check by one man: Captain Nemo, in his legendary ship the Nautilus. Until one day, young Arona comes onboard his ship, a stowaway from times long past, giving Nemo his first crew member in years.
But as he raises the young orphan in his image, she begins to have questions that ask Nemo to dredge up the past: what has become of the world? Can it be saved? And was it all worth it?
"Juni Ba’s MOBILIS makes the story of Captain Nemo new again, revealing greater depths at every turn. Beautifully expressive artwork carries us through a tale told with charm, intellect, and real emotion. I loved it!”
-PETER RAMSEY (DIRECTOR OF INTO THE SPIDERVERSE)
"Bursting with humor, heart, and imagination - a visually rich and urgent reimagining of the classic."
-RIZ AHMED (OSCAR-WINNING PRODUCER/ACTOR/RAPPER)
"Like the rising seas, MOBILIS is heavy with mystery and unexpected life. Juni Ba is a master of tone and craft, moving effortlessly between giant monsters and heart wrenching regret in this journey to find hope in a drowned world."
-CLIFF CHIANG (PAPER GIRLS, CATWOMAN: LONELY CITY)
"A book whose art and prose are at once childlike and ominous. What a terrific, funny — and timely — read!”
-PATTON OSWALT (ACTOR/COMEDIAN/WRITER)