There were terrible nuclear wars that destroyed the world. For their protection and peace, the remnants of the people decided to build their city, Nulwok, within walls. As time went by, the rulers outlawed music, performance, and all forms of art. These things were seen as harmful influences from the outside world. They would give people ideas, and would eventually bring humans to their destruction once again. Anyone who didn’t follow their rules were branded as outlaws and thrown outside of the walled city to brave the dangers of the wild. Over time, travelling bands of these outlaws, riffraff, and free thinkers, moved around the world as gypsies. They played their music to the animals of the forest. They lived with freedom, but without homes. But the pollution from the past has made the forest a dangerous place. Strange mutations of plants and animals rove the deeps. Unspeakable creatures crawl underneath the radioactive soil. Abominations infest the seas.
One night, a young boy named Bün leaves the walled city and begins a journey into adventure that will change everything…
BOKURA Release Party!
photo: by Angela Ostley Photography
The Making of Bokura
A short video showing the making of our Bokura book. The English version is available to order here:
The Japanese special edition hardcover is available from Gabruka House directly.
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The song used here is: Phaleh- Afterglow (feat. Soundmouse)
Bün and Aelit make their way down the stairs into a mysterious world. This was used in the inside cover of Bokura Chapter One.
How far is this going?
A meeting place…
“Gather around. Lend me your ears. Close your eyes. It’s time for a story.”
Lost Warrior 2
The warrior, lost.
Bün meets Aelit. She has a lot to say.
“The poison has sunk into the ground. It won’t affect us, but don’t touch anything.”
A very early sketch of this little guy.
Aelit and her poncho that helps hide her from the beasts of the forest.
An unused cover idea for Bokura that features an old design of the baby dragon Noei.
An old idea for Bokura that later changed into something else…
The opening pages for Shane Lewis’ comic book adventure Irregular Shop #3.
An early logo idea.
What Are You
An early version of Bün meeting Noei for the first time.