A Blanket of Butterflies
by Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by Scott Henderson.
A Blanket of Butterflies explores the journey of Shinobu, a
mysterious stranger who visits Fort Smith, NWT, to retrieve his family’s
samurai suit of armor and sword from the museum. When he discovers that
his grandfather’s sword has been lost in a poker game to the man they
call “Benny the Bank,” he sets out to retrieve it, with the help of a
young boy, Sonny, and his grandmother. Together, they face Benny and his
men, Torchy, Sfen and the giant they call Flinch. This graphic novel,
beautifully illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, explores the grace of
family and the power of the Great Mystery. A Blanket of Butterflies is nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award for Best Single Issue/One-Shot.