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Thu, 11 Apr


The Small City Bookshop

Haru Launch with Joe Latham

Join us for the launch of the beautifully illustrated graphic novel by local writer & artist, Joe Latham.

Haru Launch with Joe Latham
Haru Launch with Joe Latham

Time & Location

11 Apr 2024, 18:45 – 20:30

The Small City Bookshop, 201 Church Rd, Redfield, Bristol BS5 9HL, UK

About the event

Haru, a small bird who dreams of flying, and their best friend Yama, a talkative boar, are used to being in the shadows. But when Yama finds a strange artifact that causes sinister effects, the two are swept into an epic journey to destroy the artifact and save the world.

In The Valley, best friends Haru and Yama both dream of leaving as they're bullied at school, frustrated at home, and struggling to figure out who they are. One day, a powerful artifact connects itself to Yama, and they discover that they'll have to journey to The Beacon in search of answers.

Created by artist Joe Latham, this beautifully illustrated graphic novel series is a coming-of-age tale that spans the changing of seasons. Beginning in spring and ending in spring--the cycle complete. A story of heart, growing up, and the sacrifices we make for those we love, Haru is perfect for middle-grade readers.

Joe Latham

Joe Latham is a writer and artist based in Bristol, UK.   He cut his teeth creating custom MySpace Pages (RIP) for bands, which led to a lot of interesting projects, from designing bespoke Golf Balls for celebrities to animating music videos for Cradle of Filth. Joe has done design work for Jilly Cooper, The Joy Formidable, Five Seconds of Summer, Uniform Dating, Ok Cupid, IndieGoGo, a number of UK universities, Sony Music, and Warner Music, to name a few.   Joe has self-published a number of comic books, and regularly exhibits at UK comic festivals, he plans to exhibit at other European and International festivals in the future. He loves meeting people and talking to them about his work.

Joe lives in a small house on the edge of Bristol with his wife, child, cat, and a number of ludicrous musical instruments.


  • Entry + Graphic Novel

    This ticket includes free entry with pre-order of Haru. Your copy will be available for collection on the night.

  • Entry + Free Drink

    This ticket gives you entry to the event including a free drink. Price of the ticket is redeemable against purchase of Haru at the event.

    +£0.08 service fee



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