Scary Godmother

by Thompson, Jill, 1966-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction J THO
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J THO
Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA THOMPSON Jill
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YA THOMPSON Jill
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC THOMPSON
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
It's Halloween night, and it's up to Scary Godmother to show one little girl just how much fun spooky can be! Meet Hannah Marie, who, with the help of Scary Godmother, stands up to her mean-spirited cousin Jimmy and her fear of monsters on her first Halloween adventure with the big kids. Later, Hannah joins forces with Orson, the vampire boy, to unravel a mystery near and dear to their hearts. Some of Scary Godmother's closest (and most frightful) pals get in on the fun too, including Bug-A-Boo, the Boozle, and Skully Pettibone.

. Four of Thompson's Eisner Award-winning, fully painted children's books are collected here, in their entirety, for the first time ( Scary Godmother , The Revenge of Jimmy , The Mystery Date , and The Boo Flu ). This deluxe edition also features some of the earliest concept designs for this haunting and imaginative series.

. Thompson's Scary Godmother series resulted in a successful stage show and two animated specials shown on Cartoon Network, Scary Godmother- Halloween Spooktakular and Scary Godmother- The Revenge of Jimmy .

. "Jill Thompson's Scary Godmother is another of this comics maestro's knockout punches. Thompson delivers a series that shrugs off the censors like the dead weight they are and writes and draws directly at readers of all ages, all experience. Her work is always a delight, and much more- her craft, her precision, her delicious whimsy, all serve as a goad to the rest of us cartoonists to have as much fun as she's obviously enjoying, and to work our butts off as hard as she does. She only makes it look easy. That's the sign of a master."--Frank Miller

. "A beautiful and ambitious piece of work."--Alex Ross

. Eisner Award-winning series!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* It's not every day you see a work that manages to capture universal themes and imagery in a distinct and wonderfully sophisticated style, and that reinvents the familiar in a wild crackle of creative energy. But you'll see it four times over in this new collection compiling all four of Thompson's original Scary Godmother stories plus extra goodies. Told in often-rhyming prose and word balloons on vibrant pages that balance a visually lavish picture book aesthetic with sequential-art page composition, the stories burst with complex color tones and creepy cartoon figures. Whether little Hannah is giving the mean big kids a scare with the help of Scary Godmother, putting a stop to cousin Jimmy's Grinchian plan to stop Halloween from coming, helping find out who Scary Godmother's secret admirer is, or taking over Halloween chores when the Boo Flu strikes, the wonder of secret childhood friends and the thrill of ghosts and goblins are magically evoked and rendered. With a sense of weird, Seussian fun, Thompson casts Halloween monsters as the most inviting group of playmates ever, and young readers will want to visit them again and again. This book deserves a prime place in every graphic novel collection.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Halloween -- Comic books, strips, etc. -- Juvenile fiction.
Horror comic books, strips, etc.
Children's stories -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher Milwaukie, Or. :Dark Horse,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 207 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9781595825896 (hbk.)
1595825894 (hbk.)
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