The word ‘petrichor’ refers to the pleasant smell of rain falling on dry soil: a sensory experience that’s similar in its uniqueness to Gareth Hopkins’ comics. This book is an emotional journey, a meditation on love and family, and a moving examination of grief through abstraction. In his first book for Good Comics, Hopkins’ dazzlingly intricate art provides an expansive background for intertwining narratives of his work and children, always coming back to his refrain: ‘it’s easy to forget how many times you’ve fallen in love.’


"It’s rare men’s introspection comics exhibit grace—Gareth’s does, and sings with love and gratitude."

Claire Napier (Editor of Bun&Tea, Finding Home, La Voz De M.A.Y.O Tata Rambo)