Langosh and Peppi: Fugitive Days
An eyewitness account of the 2015 European “migrant crisis”.
While exploring out-of-the-way places in Budapest, Hungary, a vagabond named Langosh and his faithful dog, Peppi, stumble on the vestiges of the region’s war torn past. Through streets, alleys, tunnels, train stations, abandoned buildings and the countryside, they witness the effects of colliding social, political, and interpersonal situations.
However, they soon discover the stark difference between choosing a transient lifestyle and being forced from one’s home and country. Langosh and Peppi meet people whose tragic personal struggles are enmeshed with the national struggles that continue to divide and destroy so many lives, and witness the disturbing global rise of nationalism. Influenced by Hideo Azuma, Guy Delisle and Joe Sacco, Veronica Post examines the modern dilemma of what it means to be human and to call a place home.
“This is a book for the times we live in, where the freedom to traverse global borders has come to be expected by many, but not experienced by even more.” —Atlantic Books Today
About the Author
Veronica Post is an award-winning graphic novelist and multi-disciplinary artist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She attended University for Philosophy and Fine Arts, before moving to Montreal where she completed her studies in cabinetmaking, and discovered the DIY culture of self-published zines. She joined a zine distro and began creating comics, while following a path towards becoming a furniture-maker.
Her path took a turn when she left Montreal for the allure of travel. She spent 8 years exploring Canada, America and Eastern Europe, where she began working on what would become “Fugitive Days”, published by Conundrum Press and awarded with the Doug Wright “Nipper” award in 2020.
She has shown her work at the Monastiraki Gallery in Montreal, the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth, and the Mary E. Black Gallery in Halifax. She has been a guest presenter in Canada Performs! Hal-Con, the Festival International de Bande Dessinee Angouleme, the Afterwords Literary Festival, and the Toronto Comics Arts Festival.
Today, she is the wood studio technician at the Centre for Craft, where she taught furniture making for 7 years, and she continues to create comics based on her life with her characters Langosh and Peppi, and looks forward to publishing more books exploring their world, and her own.
7×10.25 inches, 340 pages
black & white, trade paperback