James Parks and Ben Costa

Event date: 
Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

  

Ben Costa and James Parks are back at Hicklebees! Come celebrate the release of the next book in the fantasy graphic novel series, Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2: The Middle-Route Run.

Rickety Stitch is a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel, the only animated skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul. He has no idea who he used to be when he was covered in a living, breathing sack of meat and skin. His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale that could also explain the old fog covering the comical fantasy land of Eem...

Oh, and his sidekick and only friend is a cube of sentient goo.

In this pulse-pounding second volume, Rickety runs afoul of reanimated beasts, giant spiders, and a caravan of rowdy raiders on his quest to uncover the secret of Epoli and learn his true origins.

Ben and James became friends in 2nd grade and in addition to playing Dungeons & Dragons, they really liked to make stuff. First, they made crude, crayon comics of superheroes on construction paper. Second, they made whacky homemade movies in high school. Third they wrote short fiction as college roommates. And finally, the culmination of their creative fun lead to the series of fantasy graphic novels, Rickety Stitch.

 

 

Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 2: The Middle-Route Run Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780399556166
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - July 24th, 2018

Ages 12+


Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo Book 1: The Road to Epoli Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9780399556135
Availability: Not on our shelves now, usually available for pick-up or shipping in 1-10 days
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - June 6th, 2017

Meet Rickety Stitch . . . a walking, talking, singing skeleton minstrel. He's the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.

 

His only clue to his former identity is a song he hears snippets of in his dreams, an epic bard's tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem.

 

His sidekick and sole friend is the gelatinous Goo, who Rickety alone can understand. Together they set out in search of Rickety's past, with abundant humor and danger galore.

Ages 12+