Judd Winick

Event date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Judd WinickHilo is back and he's bringing Judd Winick with him!

Who is this Hilo guy? The experts weight in:

"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"--Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline

"Every kid would love a pal like Hilo!" --Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate series

"Silly, tender, and most importantly: funny."--Jeff Smith, author of the Bone series

"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."--New York Times

"Universally appealing."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

"Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue...and plenty of action makes this a must-have."--SLJ, Starred Review

And what about this Judd Winick character?

He's an award-winning cartoonist and has scripted bestselling characters including Batman, Green Lantern, and Green Arrow and characters for Justice League, and Star Wars. He is currently head writer on the Hulu network’s animated series,The Awesomes. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV’S The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora.

Mr. Winick will be dropping by Hicklebee's to sign books and answer your questions. Join us!


Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524714932
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 16th, 2018

Calvin and Hobbes meets Big Nate meets Bone in HILO-the hilarious, action-packed New York Times BESTSELLING GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES that kids, critics (and robots!) love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald! Chock full of MORE MONSTERS! MORE ACTION! MORE LAUGHS! MORE FUN!

DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! Has Hilo finally met his match? Not if D.J. and Gina can help it! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Mega Robot Monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they're TOO BIG and TOO STRONG for Hilo to fight on his own! Luckily, he doesn't have to! He has GINA and some brand new SUPER POWERS on his side! Being heroes can be super fun-but it can also be SUPER dangerous! And the closer Hilo and Gina get to saving their world from the monsters--the closer Hilo gets to the dark secret of his past. Does he really want to know? Do WE?!

Ages 8 & up

Hilo Book 3: The Great Big Boom Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386203
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - February 21st, 2017

Hilo may look like an ordinary kid, but he's DEFINITELY not When we last saw Hilo, DJ, and Gina, Gina had been sucked into a mysterious portal to who knows where But friends don't let friends disappear into NOWHERE It's up to D.J. and Hilo to follow her. Will there be danger? YES Will there be amazing surprises? OF COURSE Will Gina end up being the one to save them? DEFINITELY The trio will have to battle bad guys and face disgusting food, an angry mom, powerful magic, and more Will they survive . . . and make it back to Earth before the portal closes again?

Hilo: Saving the Whole Wide World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2016

DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo . . . isn't. HILO is just settling into life on earth (Bowling? Knock-knock jokes? OUTSTANDING ) when strange portals begin opening up all over town. And HOLY MACKEREL Even STRANGER creatures are coming through them But it will take more than a GIANT MUTANT CHICKEN, A VIKING HIPPO, A MAGICAL WARRIOR CAT, or even a few MILLION KILLER VEGETABLES to stop Team Hilo . . . er, WON'T IT? Can Hilo, DJ, and GINA figure out how to send these creatures back to their worlds before they DESTROY the earth?

Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385386173
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

D.J. and his friend Gina are totally normal kids. But Hilo isn't Hilo doesn't know where he came from, or what he's doing on Earth. (Or why going to school in only your underwear is a BAD idea ) . . . But UH-OH, what if Hilo wasn't the only thing to fall to our planet? Can the trio unlock the secrets of Hilo's past? Can Hilo SURVIVE a day at school? Find out in HILO-a laugh-out-loud, epic story of friendship Adventure (And the occasionaly mutant robot ant).