Tuesday 29 August 2023

Reviews are in for Tsunami!

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since Tsunami was sent to bookstores at the start of August, and the feedback has been fantastic! Here’s a quick sample:

'A powerfully human coming-of-age story, and one of the best representations of New Zealand life I’ve seen in comics. Highly recommended.'

- EDDIE MONOTOME, Review for The Sapling

'An important book. It is both brutal and beautiful. An examination of bullying, a bullseye description of the New Zealand that never quite makes it to the brochure, but is far more indicative of the country we are than any of the marketing would ever allow to slip out.'

- SIMON SWEETMAN, Sounds Good! Substack

Tsunami is a cautionary tale that reminded me, chillingly, of the song Jeremy by Pearl Jam: cyclical abuse and misconstruction of actions and intentions that lead to dark, sad consequences. There is so much more going on than I’ve mentioned – it’s a psychological portrait of human behaviour condensed into an intense read. It was absolutely compelling.

- LOUISE WARD, Wardini Books review for Hawkes Bay Today/NZ Herald

You can read the full reviews here:

The Sapling, August 10, 2023. Reviewed by Eddie Monotone

Review by Simon Sweetman from his Sounds Good! Substack

Review by Louise Ward from Wardini Books for Hawkes Bay Today/NZ Herald

Aotearoa New Zealand Review of Books,review by Ant Sang

We’ve also got some interviews with author Ned Wenlock that you can check out:

The Spinoff, Interview with Toby Morris

Ratworld online magazine, interview with Jennifer Cheuk

Author interviewed on bFM’s art show

Author interview on Paekākāriki 88.2FM (with extract on website)

Thursday 20 July 2023

Announcing Tsunami


Earth’s End Publishing is pleased to announce the release of our first book since 2019, Tsunami by Ned Wenlock.

Tsunami is a 278-page graphic novel about Peter, a self-righteous 12-year-old boy, and his fraught last six weeks at primary school.

Told in Ned’s unique and beautifully pared down style, Tsunami is a taunt page turner, a coming-of-age story, and nuanced examination of teenage alienation and the unpredictable consequences of our actions. 

Tsunami will be available August 2023 at all good bookshops, comics shops, online retailers, or direct from Earth’s End Publishing HERE

Stay tuned for preview images, review links and media interviews.

Ordering Information:

Retailers can order Tsunami from David Bateman Ltd, info@batemanbooks.co.nz, (09)4157664

Earth's End Publishing can be contacted at earthsendpublishing@gmail.com

Publishing Details:


Ned Wenlock

Synopsis: At school, being right isn’t always the right answer. Peter’s bull-headed commitment to the truth has already picked him out as a target for the school bullies. The misfit new girl is a complete badass, but seems as interested in his nemesis, Gus, as she is in Peter, and his parents are too busy bickering to care about any of it.

It all feels overwhelming to Peter ─ like a tsunami is coming and he isn’t sure he can stop it.

Tsunami is a coming-of-age story, a nuanced examination of teenage alienation and the unpredictable consequences of our actions.

RRP: $34.99

ISBN: 9780473655679

Format: 216x170mm portrait, paperback, 276 pages, black & white illustrations

Ages: 15+ mild violence, offensive language

Publishing date: August 2023