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Quirk's Quest

Robert Christie and Deborah Lang’s fun and funny Quirk’s Quest young readers graphic novel series follows the adventures of the brave and multifarious crew of the H.M.S. Gwaniimander, under the command of Captain Quenterindy Quirk. Their royal mission is to explore the uncharted lands of Crutonia where new life and civilizations await them.

“Full of action, humor, and twists and is illustrated in full color in a cartoon style on glossy pages.”—School Library Journal (on Quirk’s Quest: Into the Outlands)

  • Quirk's Quest: The Lost and the Found
    • Quirk's Quest: The Lost and the Found

    • Quirk's Quest (Volume 2)
      Written and illustrated by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang
      First Second

    • Marooned in unknown and exceedingly hostile territory, Captain Quenterindy Quirk and his furry entourage continue their royal quest to explore the uncharted lands of Crutonia. And now they've made...

      • Available in:

      • eBook
  • Quirk's Quest: Into the Outlands
    • Quirk's Quest: Into the Outlands

    • Quirk's Quest (Volume 1)
      written and illustrated by Robert Christie and Deborah Lang
      First Second

    • Setting out to explore the remote Outlands of Crutonia are the brave and multifarious crew of the H.M.S. Gwaniimander, under the command of Captain Quenterindy Quirk—a leader whose confidence exceeds...

      • Available in:

      • eBook

Robert Christie

Growing up on Long Island, Robert Christie spent most of his waking hours obsessively drawing anything and everything except cars. While taking cover from a lunchroom food fight, he met Deborah Lang and shortly thereafter they conspired to create Crutonia. Ever since they have been writing stories set in their quirky made-up world. After earning his BFA in St. Louis, MO he moved to Jersey City where he makes his living as an illustrator, painter and prop maker for major motion pictures, Broadway, and fashion photo shoots. He has been writing and further developing Crutonia with Deborah Lang for over three decades, and Quirk's Quest is their first (published) graphic novel.

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Deborah Lang

Deborah Lang is a cartoonist, scientific illustrator, and molecular biologist. She was born in New York City, but eventually moved to Long Island purely to meet up with Rob Christie to create Crutonia. Her earliest published drawings include advertisements in "Pennysavers" and monthly comic strips in her college newspaper. She has several published illustrations and papers in international science journals. Although Rob and Deb have several volumes of their work, The Quirk's Quest series is her first long form graphic novel to be published. Deborah spent many years in Philadelphia during college and grad school and presently lives in Chicago.

Kim Fudge