Jason Viola creates a trio of delicate reflections on the nature of flowers, and their relation to our own mortality.
1. Sunflower – investigating the mysterious ways in which nature acts all around and within us, without us understanding why.
2. Kadapul – on the fragility of life itself.
3. Orchid – how our time on earth is so temporary, and how in this way, we are less impressive than some of the other life that also occupies our planet.
While a lot of Jason’s other comics revolve around biology, Fear of Flowers is a big departure in that it contains no jokes, no plays on words, just searing honesty and beauty accompanying lovingly rendered drawings.
“a mysterious and beautiful little comic about the life cycles of three flowers”
-Brigid Alverson, Robot 6 [Full Review]
“I was so impressed with this beautiful mini that I’ve given it to few people as a gift.”
-Rob Kirby, Top 20 Self-Published Comics & Minicomics of 2013 [Full Review]
“his renderings of flowers are beautiful without overwhelming the eye or obscuring his narrative ends. ”
-Rob Clough, High-Low Comics [Full Review]