Northern Phuket, Thailand. Local fisherman Chen enjoys a rare ocean excursion with his estranged young son, Kai, off the coastline of a popular holiday resort. As Kai excitedly makes the first catch of the day, the shoreline suddenly recedes, leaving Chen’s boat stranded. Chen knows this is bad news – gathering Kai, he makes to run, but something in the sand catches his eye. Something he can’t ignore. Something with a message…
A one-shot inspired by the large number of bizarre supernatural occurrences that took place after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Thailand, WHISPERING SANDS is a story of disaster and hope when all is seemingly lost.
Includes a 10-page bonus story, IN THE FOREST OF SCORCHED TREES, created especially for this release.
‘Chris Sides…skilfully develops a nightmare that is both supernatural and psychological.’ – Kirsty Hunter, Big Comic Page.
4/5 – ‘…touched something inside me as I read it. I definitely look forward to more works from the creative team!’ – Jodi Scaife, Fanboy Comics.
7/10 – ‘…a win-win across the board from the creative team.’
-Gary Watson, Comics Anonymous
‘It’s an intriguing take on an emotionally powerful subject matter and one that manages to avoid slipping into mawkish sentimentality or inappropriate sensationalism thanks to a smartly written script from (Chris) Sides.‘
-Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics
3/5 – ‘…a wonderful short story.’
-Dustin Cabeal, Comics Bastards