"Crema is a comic filled with the struggles of everyone's lives: job problems, complicated relationships and, to a few, a slight taste of horror, it makes me feel as addicted as I am to caffeine."
“If you’ve ever experienced the buzz of a perfect cup of coffee, the decaffeinated high of falling in love, or perhaps even coffee and love simultaneously, then you might relate to Crema—the recently released graphic novel created by Johnnie Christmas.” –Barista Magazine
"Luiz's breathtaking art for the book reminds me of Winsor McCay and Maurice Sendak in the way that it invokes a sense of magic even in depictions of ordinary things like coffee cups and messy bedrooms."
Esme, a barista, feels invisible, like a ghost . . . also, when Esme drinks too much coffee she actually sees ghosts. Yara, the elegant heir to a coffee plantation, is always seen, but only has eyes for Esme. Their world is turned upside down when the strange ghost of an old-world nobleman begs Esme to take his letter from New York City to a haunted coffee farm in Brazil, to reunite him with his lost love of a century ago. Bringing sinister tidings of unrequited love.