Left Turns is a 365 page engaging and heartfelt slice-of-life love story about hope, expectations, chasing dreams, and finding your place in the world when life takes some unexpected left turns. This original graphic novel is an engaging and heartfelt slice-of-life story about David, a 25-year-old aspiring comic book artist in the early 2000s who, thinking all the pieces of his life are coming together, unexpectedly finds himself dumped by his longtime girlfriend and forced to consider how much he's willing to sacrifice - and change - in the hopes of making his dream become a reality.
It's a story intended to inspire and entertain anyone interested in pursuing their dreams and creative endeavors, even in the face of adversity, with roadblocks both personal and professional. Left Turns is an emotionally engaging and visually stunning story about the experiences of love and loss, of heartache and random chance encounters, and the sacrifices that run parallel with the artistic desire to see and create a way to capture moments indefinitely.
What people are saying out it...
"An all-time rendering of artistic intentions, romantic liaisons, and the juggling act all true artists must eventually practice. With Left Turns, Joshua Ross stamps his name and spirit not only in the annals of graphic novel history, but in the history of great storytellers, those who were able to achieve a realism rarely seen. By wit, by skill, by longing. Brace yourself for an emotional pilgrimage. One you may not have known you needed."
–Josh Malerman (New York Times best-selling author of Bird Box and Daphne)
"Joshua Ross does a superb job capturing the dizzying ups and downs that come with navigating the onset of adulthood. His fleshed out characters and appealing art make Left Turns a compelling read."
- Alex Robinson (creator of Box Office Poison and Tricked)
"With tidbits of wisdom, nerdiness and humor, this relatable story shows that love is complicated, friends are precious, and art's a bitch"
- Lights (award winning singer and songwriter, author and illustrator of Skin & Earth)
"An emotionally engaging tour-de-force about the sacrifices that run parallel with the pursuit of art. Equal parts love story and creative non-fiction memoir, this is a must read experience for everyone interested in dedicating their life to creative pursuits."
-Dirk Manning (author of Write or Wrong, Tales of Mr. Rhee)
"With insightful observations about making art and “trying to create a meaningful record that lasts,” Left Turns is a heartfelt graphic novel focused on the trade-offs between love, life, and artistic endeavors."