The Wrenchies

Farel Dalrymple

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Sherwood and Orson should never have gone into that cave.

That day, a door was opened from our world into a dark and profane realm...and earth's destiny was changed forever.

In this demented future, whatever life remains on earth is oppressed by the evil shadowsmen. Only a gang of ruthless and powerful children called the Wrenchies can hope to stand against them. When Hollis, a lonely boy from our world, is magically given access to the future world of the Wrenchies, he finally finds a place he belongs. But it is not an easy world to live in, and Hollis's quest is bigger than he ever dreamed of.

Farel Dalrymple brings his literary and artistic powers to bear in this sprawling science fiction graphic novel about regret, obsession, and the uncertainty of growing up.

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"Dalrymple's art vibrates with violent action, awash in colors alternately lush and lurid . . . With its abundant violence, profanity, and drug use, The Wrenchies is not for the squeamish, but offers breathtaking adventure for those with a strong heart and a stronger stomach." - School Library Journal

"Dalrymple's art is impeccable . . . It's beautiful, dreamy and nightmarishly violent . . . Not for the faint of heart, but what a ride for those who go with the flow." - Kirkus Reviews

"Incredible. A deeply personal epic…a book that calls for rereadings." -- Craig Thompson

 

"AMAZING. Beautiful drawing and painting, great characters--it's pretty much everything I could want a graphic novel to be." --Mike Mignola, author of Hellboy

 

"I've been a very enthusiastic admirer of Farel Dalrymple from the first moment I was introduced to his wonderful work.  Now here comes his most epic work with The Wrenchies!  This book is a stunning and original piece of work.  The characters are richly authentic and their world is simultaneously exciting and horrific, filled with hauntingly beautiful detail.  The Wrenchies is a masterpiece that will knock your socks off!" --Michael Allred, Madman

 

"Tremendously masterful, as to be expected of Farel Dalrymple. A work of art with fevered imagination and lush nightmares that should haunt every reader." -- JH Williams III (Sandman, Batwoman, Promethea)

 

"The years of love dumped into The Wrenchies is apparent on every page, every panel a work of high art. Lush worlds and fascinating characters drenched in originality and childhood nostalgia. The story is heartfelt, wildly imaginative and engrossing as Farel achieves something all too often lost in comics--pure fun. The Wrenchies is a game changer. I couldn't love anything more. " -- Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class)


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About the Author

Farel Dalrymple

Farel Dalrymple is the creator Pop Gun War (Dark Horse Comics) which was a Xeric Grant recipient and won a gold medal from The Society of Illustrators. Dalrymple drew the critically acclaimed super hero comic book, Omega the Unknown (Marvel comics), for author Jonathan Lethem, and is also creator of the Eisner-nominated It Will All Hurt (Study group comics). He is a co-founder of and regular contributor to the comic book anthology Meathaus and has worked on a range of illustration and cartooning projects. Farel is currently residing in Portland, Oregon but really would rather be living alone in the woods somewhere.  The Wrenchies is his most recent graphic novel.

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The Wrenchies
Farel Dalrymple

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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July 2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596434219
ISBN10: 159643421X
Graphic Novels
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 304 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 and up
$19.99

ePDF Page Perfect

ePDF Page Perfect
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9/16/2014
ePDF Page Perfect
ISBN: 9781466858664
ISBN10: 1466858664
eBook Picture Book - BN
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 304 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 and up
$9.99

ePub FL ePub3

ePub FL ePub3
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9/16/2014
ePub FL ePub3
ISBN: 9781466858640
ISBN10: 1466858648
eBook Picture Book - Apple
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 304 pages, full color throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 and up
$9.99
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