The Last Halloween: Children


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$25.00  $23.25
Iron Circus Comics
Publish Date
6.6 X 10.2 X 1.7 inches | 2.45 pounds

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About the Author

Abby Howard is a cartoonist whose interests include dinosaurs, horror, and Spoons, her beautiful cat. She's been drawing comics since first discovering there was such a thing, eventually putting them online and gaining a following that led to a full-time cartooning career. She's the creator of the self-published humor comic, Junior Scientist Power Hour, the gothic adventure The Last Halloween, the horror collection Crossroads at Midnight (both from Iron Circus Comics), and the Earth Before Us series from Amulet, a three-book educational series about ancient beasts.


"A fast-moving exploration of how scientists have come to understand life in that period (dinosaurs, as well as mammals, insects, and sea life), clearly and amusingly explained through the duo's dialogue." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Starred Review (DINOSAUR EMPIRE!)

"Stylish, informative, and funny, this inviting work of graphic nonfiction is ideal for visual learners as well as those who can't get enough of prehistoric creatures." -- BOOKLIST (OCEAN RENEGADES!)

"If you're like me and think Abby Howard is hilarious but haven't yet actually taken the time to dig into her work, this is very good." -- WOMEN WRITE ABOUT COMICS (JUNIOR SCIENTIST POWER HOUR)

"Howard's illustrations are unquestionably striking, utilizing a perfect mood-setting black-and-white pen-and-ink scheme and grabbing its reader with both the scope of its imagination and its clever use of perspective. . . . A comic horror tour de force." -- KIRKUS, Starred Review

"Tailor-made for fans of postmodern horror comedy." -- BOOKLIST, Starred Review

"Howard's writing is so razor-sharp, it might have blood dripping from it." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Starred Review

"Underneath the nonstop gags in this series starter exists an endearingly emotional journey about a child reconciling herself to the weight of the world thrust upon her." -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, Starred Review

"[Like] Sendak did, [Howard] trusts children perhaps more than most adults to understand that fear is not inherently a bad thing." -- A.V. CLUB

"A strange book that mixes grotesque gore and terrifying monsters with sarcastic laugh-out-loud humor and surprisingly sweet side-plots." -- GEEK MOM

"An enjoyable read and a fitting one for this spooky month of October." -- MULTIVERSITY

"Howard is able to convey silliness as powerfully as she can convey real horror, and the result is a singular piece of work that resonates in genuinely unnerving ways." -- COMICS ALLIANCE