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Boy Who Made Silence (2008) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 1

    By Josh Hagler. Deaf child Nestor Gudfred inexplicably creates utter silence around him, which compels the people near him into each others pasts and memories. As his religious rural community looks to him as a prophet, the story follows Nestor and a diverse cast of richly imagined characters as he comes of age, falls in love, and begins a search for his father. Winner of the coveted Xeric Grant, the debut issue was originally self-published by internationally exhibited painter Joshua Hagler before landing at AAM Markosia. Cover price $3.99.

  • Issue #2
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 2

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    Story, Art and Cover by Josh Hagler. The day-to-day lives of people in Nestor Gudfred's town are revealed as they make their way to the local parade, including Sarah Belcher, an elderly woman who humorously confuses her second husband with her first, who died in the Second World War. Ten-year-old Nestor, home for the first time since the accident that left him deaf, makes a startling discovery when he removes his bandages, and an unknown presence makes itself heard! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #3
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 3

    Story, Art and Cover by Josh Hagler. Nestor Gudfred's gift of silence causes dysfunctional young couple Jimmy Johns and Trish Heaps to inexplicably visit each other's difficult pasts, which include abuse and the loss of a parent in the first Gulf War. Already, people in town are coming to expect miracles from Nestor, and Pastor Clearwater has been asked to get involved. If that wasn't enough, an upside-down cat-headed apparition seems to narrate the story. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #4
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 4

    Story, Art and Cover by Josh Hagler. Returning home from his isolating first day back at school, deaf boy Nestor Gudfred discovers his house is actually a defunct bed and breakfast for strange transients along Route 66. In his own bedroom, Nestor comes face to face with Peter'n'Charlie, a wisecracking, upside-down cat-headed visitor, with whom only Nestor can communicate. Among other things, they discuss Esme, the girl who saved Nestor's life and becomes the focus of Nestor's new obsession. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #5
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 5

    Story, Art and Cover by Josh Hagler. Pastor Clearwater convinces Nestor's mother, Mercy Gudfred, that Nestor's scream is the very voice of God. Along with his mother, Nestor attends church for the first time in his life. The congregation is unable to focus on anything other than Nestor, who, for his part, is unable to focus on anyone other than Esme Pulaski, a member of the church along with her family. This marks the first issue in the series in which Nestor and Esme begin to communicate in sign language, which lavishly decorates the page. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.

  • Issue #6
    Boy Who Made Silence (2008) 6

    Story, Art and Cover by Josh Hagler. In the cliffhanger finale of Volume One, Nestor Gudfred is back at the river where he first lost his hearing, this time with Pastor Clearwater and the congregations of several churches. The Pastor has organized an old-fashioned revival where Nestor is to be baptized. Once submerged, he finds himself face to face with...his father? Nestor creates The Silence for a second time, but on this occasion, the multitude to bear witness is even greater! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $3.50.