& A Franco
& Waki Wycough
Tommy and his mom have barely moved into Weirdling before he meets his first friend: a talking snake named Monty. At first put off by the fact that Monty's a snake, Tommy begins to take it in stride and finds that Monty's one of the least weird things about Weirdling. Soon the FBI has set up a field office to investigate reported UFO sightings, cows are mysteriously vanishing (and flying straight up into the air), and a couple of local yokels seem to be having lots of trouble just getting their mail.
As the series progresses and matures, more work on the overall ambience and panel layout would be helpful, but the simplistic "basic" look (especially on the primary-colored covers) should attract an audience for straightforward art.
Adults looking for light sci-fi entertainment will also enjoy the wackiness in the book, as well as the many pop-culture references: lyrics to rock tunes, characters from TV shows, and more. Not to mention guest shots from Zomboy and Shi!
Try Weirdsville out with readers of Forty Winks, Gross Point, Boondoggle, Quicken Forbidden, Lost Stories, and Pakkins' Land, as well as readers of the Goosebumps books and the various spinoffs and lookalikes of that popular series. Fans of the "Eerie, Indiana" and "Goosebumps" TV shows as well as such recent films as "Casper" and "The Borrowers" will take a liking to Weirdsville too - so set some out and watch 'em Get Weird!
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