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Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly

Pigs Might Fly (Volume 1)

Written by Nick Abadzis; illustrated by Jerel Dye

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All the sensible hogfolk in Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings—but there’s no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father’s flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn’t: an aircraft that actually works. And of course, she’s following his example and employing scientific principals alone—not magic. (Well, a protection spell or two doesn’t count, right?)

Lily’s secret project takes on a new sense of urgency when a mysterious enemy emerges from beyond the mountains. The Warthogs are coming, and they’re piloting flying machines powered by dangerous magic spells. To save Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft—and there’s no time for a test run.

Pigs Might Fly chronicles the adventures of a team of airplane-flying pigs, from knockout duo Nick Abadzis and Jerel Dye.

Praise for Pigs Might Fly

“Abadzis (Laika) packs his story with porcine wordplay....but it’s the rapid pacing, intense action sequences, and wealth of skilled female characters that will stick with readers.” —Publishers Weekly

This graphic novel is a visual feast, with vivid world-building details drawn into the vibrant illustrations...and effective use of panel formatting to speed or slow pace according to dramatic needs." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Detailed artwork, vivid colors, and soaring action sequences breathe life into each moment of this hefty narrative. " —School Library Journal

"Follows in the trotters of fantasy comics past, which means it also acts as a nice primer for middle graders just starting out in the genre." —Kirkus

"Filled with aerial action, adventure, and magic." —GeekDad

Praise For Laika:

“A luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Vividly inked panels of Abadzis's art tell an impressively complex tale.” —Publishers Weekly


Reviews from Goodreads

Written by Nick Abadzis; illustrated by Jerel Dye

Nick Abadzis has been creating stories for both adults and children for nearly thirty years. In 2008 he was honored with an Eisner award for his graphic novel Laika. He currently writes the ongoing monthly series Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor. He is British but lives in the New York City area with his wife and daughter.

Jerel Dye is a cartoonist living and working in the Boston area. He has produced several self-published comics and has contributed to anthologies such as Inbound, Minimum Paige, and the award-winning Winsor McCay tribute, Dream Another Dream. In 2012, he received the MICE comics grant for his minicomic From the Clouds.

Jerel Dye

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