Surreal yet magical, this evocative graphic novel examines the human experience and questions if we are truly who or what we think we are.
On the surface, Mr Goodchild is a typical working class individual who leads a mundane, humdrum existence — just like everyone else. But under this banal calmness, a muffled, indistinct voice besets him.
What truths lie behind the voice? Will Mr Goodchild ever be free?
J.H. Low has always been a passionate artist, illustrator and creator of stories. He holds a BA (Honours) in Fine Arts from the University of Leeds, UK, and a MA in Children’s Books Illustration from the Anglia Ruskin University, UK.
J.H.’s illustrations are spontaneous and masterful, and often imbued with a light touch of humour. He received Honourable Mention for the prestigious McMillan Prize 2009 for his book, There is No Steak Buried Here. The book is now part of a five-book series, Four Tooth and Friends, which has been published in English and Chinese. Another title in the series, The Hyena and the Monster, won the Samsung KidsTime Author’s Award 2016.
Lost in the Gardens and Night in the Gardens is a series by J.H. on Singapore’s attractions. The first title, Lost in the Gardens, was a finalist in the Singapore Book Awards 2016 for Best Children’s Title. J.H. is also the illustrator of Dragon’s Egg (2012) by award-winning author, Carolyn Goodwin.