Gregory Benton’s FORCE of NATURE follows an artist through a lush forest as he searches for a lost sketchbook.
24 full-color pages.
The HANG DAI mascot, drawn by Gregory Benton.
HANG DAI Editions principals, Gregory Benton, Dean Haspiel & Seth Kushner at Comic Arts Brooklyn
Stacked in a pile in the back of the room were a dozen or so copies of Force of Nature, Benton’s contribution to the brand new Hang Dai Edition imprint recently founded in Brooklyn by Dean Haspiel, Gregory Benton, and Seth Kushner to “make it a better world for comics,” as Benton phrased it. Force of Nature is a 24-page soft cover comic. It tells the story of a watercolor artist who paints happily in a beautiful forest until a bear attacks him, snatches his sketchbook, and disappears. The artist embarks on a journey to reclaim what he once held most precious in life and in the process, learns to redefine it.