152 pages | Sci-fi
Written and illustrated by Linnea Sterte
☆ ☆ ☆ 2018 MoCCA Arts Festival Awards of Excellence winner in the Long Form category ☆ ☆ ☆
☆ ☆ ☆ 2018 Eisner Award nominee for Best Graphic Album* ☆ ☆ ☆
An alien desert comes to life around the body of a dying whale. Animals, insects, and ancient peoples scramble for its remains, making their homes among its bones, struggling through a millennia-long process of decay.
". . . effortlessly stands with some [of] the best science fiction graphic novels of the decade."
Philippe Leblanc, The Beat
". . . a beautiful work of art."
Daniel Elkin, Comicon.com
". . . one of those books that I pick up when I'm feeling lost"
Lee, Amazon review
". . . as trippy as it is exquisitely beautiful."
Wayne Alan Brenner, The Austin Chronicle
The digital edition package of Stages of Rot contains both the first edition (2017) and the second edition (2019) of the book; the second edition includes Blood Caudex, a new 17-page companion piece to the original story (also available separately here).
Read a preview of Stages of Rot here!
(You might also be interested in Sterte's A Frog in the Fall in which a young frog encounters two toads on a journey to south and decides to follow them. Stages & Seasons: The Linnea Sterte Collection includes both books.)