I'm trying to remember the name of a graphic novel from the late 90's or early 00's. I've done a bunch of searching online but can't find anything. I don't have much to go off of. It was beautifully drawn series of comics or compiled into a graphic novel.
- It was mostly if not only B/W and a serial comic that were collected into several books.
- Each book was some grand adventure in a new place (maybe) one of which was on a ship, or air ship, or balloon ship.
- The central character was this young girl who is looking for her parents or her parents died or something. She has tube like hair and giant eyes. She has been thrown into this fantasy world and is exploring/looking running from... haha. I think she has a crew of weird creature friends that are helping her. There's all these strange creatures, big and small and strange and beautiful landscapes. More on the girl: She looked a little like Popeye's wife and she acted young and would get angry a lot. The drawings were ornate and detailed, but who wouldn't be if you were thrown into a fantasy world.
- The drawing style was almost like the style of Bone, or the Arrival.
It was so long ago, and I have this vivid memory of reading it, but I've even gone back to search through all the graphic novels at my old library where it was and it's not there... ha. I wonder if it was like a small publishing company or something.