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Bubble

Bubble

Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan; illustrated by Tony Cliff; colors by Natalie Riess

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Based on the smash-hit audio serial, Bubble is a hilarious high-energy graphic novel with a satirical take on the “gig economy.”

Built and maintained by corporate benevolence, the city of Fairhaven is a literal bubble of safety and order (and amazing coffee) in the midst of the Brush, a harsh alien wilderness ruled by monstrous Imps and rogue bands of humans. Humans like Morgan, who’s Brush-born and Bubble-raised and fully capable of fending off an Imp attack during her morning jog. She’s got a great routine going—she has a chill day job, she recreationally kills the occasional Imp, then she takes that Imp home for her roommate and BFF, Annie, to transform into drugs as a side hustle. But cracks appear in her tidy life when one of those Imps nearly murders a delivery guy in her apartment, accidentally transforming him into a Brush-powered mutant in the process. And when Morgan’s company launches Huntr, a gig economy app for Imp extermination, she finds herself press-ganged into kicking her stabby side job up to the next level as she battles a parade of monsters and monstrously Brush-turned citizens, from a living hipster beard to a book club hive mind.

Praise for Bubble

"The critique of the gig economy is just discernible beneath the smashmouth confrontations, and the relationship comedy (tangled on-again, off-again connections and flirtations throughout) is surprisingly earnest. It’s a recklessly fun, hoot and holler of a ride." —Publishers Weekly, starred review -

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Written by Jordan Morris and Sarah Morgan; illustrated by Tony Cliff; colors by Natalie Riess

Jordan Morris is a writer and podcaster living in Los Angeles. He’s worked on projects for Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, and Disney. He’s also the co-host of the well-liked but not super popular podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! He lives with one cat and still knows all the fatalities for the original Mortal Kombat. He is beyond thrilled to be making comics. Seriously, it feels like a dream.

Sarah Morgan is a writer for TV and radio. Her credits include Intelligence, the BAFTA Film Awards 2020, Not Going Out, Horrible Histories, Tracey Ullman’s Show, That Mitchell and Webb Sound, and Bigipedia. She wrote the bar trivia episode of Maximum Fun’s Bubble and enjoys ales served at the appropriate temperature. She is also the creator and host of a podcast (shocker) called The Fear. It’s about spooky things. She lives in London with her family.

Tony Cliff is the New York Times–bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Delilah Dirk series of adventure graphic novels. He wrote and illustrated Let’s Get Sleepy!, a seek and find children’s story about cats, a mouse, and the value of a day well-lived. He lives in Vancouver, BC, is a veteran of the city’s animation industry, and is a longtime Jordan, Jesse, Go! listener.

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