Graphic Novel, 192 pages. From Tor Books!
"Startlingly assured...” -Publishers Weekly
“A funny, bizarre, unexpected pleasure that gives a creature from the depths heart and soul..." -Kirkus Reviews
"An impressive debut. I dream of a world where every cartoonist's first graphic novel is this accomplished." -Derek Kirk Kim, Eisner Award winner for The Eternal Smile
These first 300 copies ship with Jonathan's signature and a unique piece of original art used in the making of the book. You might get a character design, a page layout, or a doodle of one of the characters tucked into your copy.
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Deep beneath the waves, a creature named Grue broods. He no longer wants to eat lusty beachgoers, no matter how their hormones call to him. A chorus of crabs urges him to reconsider. After all, people are delicious! But this monster has changed. Grue found Shakespeare’s plays in cola bottles and, through them, a new heart. Now he yearns to join the world above.
When his first attempt ends… poorly, Grue searches for the person who cast the plays into the sea. What he finds is love in the arms of Giulietta—a woman trapped in her own world. When she and Grue meet, Giulietta believes her prayers are answered. But people have gone missing and Giulietta’s nephew is the prime suspect. With his past catching up to him, Grue must decide if becoming a new man means ignoring the monster he was.
Rising from a brine of drive-in pulp and gentle poetry, Dear Creature is the love story you never imagined!