is a manga
-inspired German comic by Fahr Sindram
. Volume 1 was published in June 2006 in Germany, volume 2 was planned to be published in July 2007. Butter and Cream
planned to publish Losing Neverland
in 2007 in the U.S., releases in France and Japan are also planned.
In December, Losing Neverland will have its Japanese premiere at the Comiket
, in Tokyo.
The comic has received an honourable citation from the German Council for Sustainable Development
The story takes place in the nineteenth century in an imaginary Victorian London
. Forced by his father, the young Laurence V. Laurence (called "Laurie") has to earn his money as a rentboy
. There is no way out, Laurie has lost all joy in his life. Then, he meets the little Tim Phillips...
Losing Neverland is directed against child abuse.
- Laurence V. Laurence (Laurie): Laurie is fourteen years old, his mother Amy died when he was seven. Since the age of eight, he was forced by his father to be a rentboy.
- Tim Phillips: Tim is four years old. His parents died when he was a baby. Since then he lives together with his older sister Coline.
- Coline Phillips: Tim's older sister takes care of her brother and works as a babysitter to keep them both alive.
- Maurice: Another rentboy and Laurie's best friend.
"A few convey profound concerns, such as Fahr Sindram’s Losing Neverland. Fahr Sindram condemns the sexual exploitation of children, but remains... Read More