Nothing Special, Volume One: Through the Elder Woods (a Graphic Novel)

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$29.99  $27.89
Ten Speed Graphic
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7.1 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 2.6 pounds

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About the Author
Katie Cook is the creator of the Nothing Special webcomic on Webtoon and the oldie-but-goodie webcomic Gronk: A Monster's Story (which was one of the first webcomics archived by the library of congress!). She spent several years as one of the primary writers on IDW's My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic comics to the point that they made her a pony on the show (really). Then there's all those books she has illustrated and written for a tiny franchise called "Star Wars". Maybe it'll take off one day. Time will tell. She has also written and drawn comics for Marvel, Disney Publishing, Boom! and many other publishers.
"The protagonists are curious and clever, and readers will be rooting for them . . . Cook's artwork is filled with energy, color, and humor, mixing traditional comic and manga styles. This romantic fantasy story is sweet, uplifting, imaginative, and often hilarious."--School Library Journal, starred review

"Cook offers a fine idyll through a fabulistic world that's an appealing read for cozy fantasy fans."--Library Journal

"[Cook's] illustrations are captivating. The magical realm is filled with vivid detail . . ."--YA Books Central

"Fluid character illustrations that beautifully invoke the natural world and movement are paired with a woodland-inspired color palette, drawing the reader into a fantastical world of cuteness and magic."--Booklist

"There's romance, action, magic, and a strangely jealous vegetable ghost!"--Geek Dad

"Smart, sweet, and totally original, Nothing Special is sure to captivate."--Sarah Andersen, New York Times bestselling author of Fangs, Sarah's Scribbles, and Cryptid Club

"Inventive, funny, adventurous, action-packed, and romantic? It's not fair that Nothing Special somehow does it all. Katie Cook is making the rest of us look bad."--Ryan North, New York Times bestselling author of Danger and Other Unknown Risks

"Bursting with sweetness and adventure! Nothing Special will easily capture your heart."--Tillie Walden, Eisner Award-winning author of On a Sunbeam

"What a sweet, cute, escape of a fantasy yarn."--Zach Weinersmith, New York Times bestselling co-author of Soonish, creator of the hit web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, and writer of Bea Wolf

"Katie Cook blends humor, charm, action, romance, and fantasy so masterfully. . . . [She has] created something incredibly special that will charm and delight generations of readers."--Jarrett Melendez, Eisner Award- and GLAAD-nominated author of Chef's Kiss

"Such a funny, sweet, and charming book! I can't wait to read more! Nothing Special is such a fun read for anyone, from five to fifty."--Christopher Eliopoulos, author and illustrator of Cosmic Commandos

"Rambling, charming, and boldly inventive, Katie Cook's Nothing Special is pure brilliance."--Gene Ha, Eisner Award-winning artist

"Full of humor, heart, magic, adventure, and ghost radishes, the storytelling is spellbinding and the art is joyous."--John Kovalic, creator of Dork Tower

"A delightful tale of self-discovery, magic, and the complexities of young hearts, making it a must-read for adventure-seeking readers!"--Kelly Sue DeConnick, Eisner Award-winning author

"It's a fantastic and wonderfully-rendered story that makes me question my own artistic ability every step of the way!"--Zach M. Stafford, creator of Extra Fabulous Comics

"Cook's sweet, animation-influenced art brings the high-fantasy setting to life, filling pages with whimsical details and background gags."--Publishers Weekly