The Sprite and the Gardener

Long, long ago, sprites were the caretakers of gardens. Every flower was grown by their hand. But when humans appeared and began growing their own gardens, the sprites’ magical talents soon became a thing of the past. When Wisteria, an ambitious, kind-hearted sprite, starts to ask questions about the way things used to be, she’ll begin to unearth her long-lost talent of gardening. But her newly honed skills might not be the welcome surprise she intends them to be. The Sprite and the Gardener, the debut graphic novel by Joe Whitt and Rii Abrego, is bursting with whimsical art and vibrant characters. Join our neighborhood of sprites in this beautiful, gentle fantasy where both gardens and friendships begin to blossom. (Source)

Creators: Rii Abrego & Joe Whitt

Rii Abrego is a Latina illustrator and comic artist who resides in the very humid southern USA. Through her art, she hopes to celebrate the beauty, joy, warmth, and magic to be found in the everyday connections that we make – with our planet, with each other, and with ourselves.

Joe Whitt is a comic artist who graduated from the University of Montevallo. He works primarily with brush and ink. Joe is the co-writer of the all-ages graphic novel The Sprite and the Gardener, published by Oni Press. He has also participated in anthologies such as Sweaty Palms by Sage Coffey, Afar by Tabulit, and Space Station 999 by Tabulit.

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