Brand: Nobrow Press

Product Code: 9781911171027

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  • This is the third installment in the award-winning Hildafolk series, appearing in paperback for the first time
  • Other titles in the series are consistently popular in both children's and comic book categories
  • The first two volumes in the Hilda series are now available in beautiful, low cost paperback editions
  • The Hilda series is currently in TV development with Silvergate Media, the production company responsible for the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit cartoon series
  • Previous Hilda stories have been included in Publishers Weekly's Top 25 Children's Picture Books of 2012 and won the Young People's Comic Award at The British Comic Awards
  • A preview of the next installment in the Hilda series will be released alongside nationwide as part of Free Comic Book Day. The most recent number of free comic book day publications comes from 2015, when 5.6 million comics were given away via 2,340 stores
  • The Hilda books consistently garner positive coverage amongst all major US trade reviewers, major newspapers and the comics reading internet
  • Luke Pearson consistently appears at North American comics festivals and multiple worldwide events are planned for the launch of Hilda and the Stone Forest in 2016
  • Critically acclaimed and compared to the well-loved work of Studio Ghibli and Tove Jansson's Moomins

  • Jacket Description/Back:
    Hilda and her mother have moved to the bustling city of Trolberg, and it's nothing like the enchanted forests and fjords she had to leave behind. But when Hilda rescues an injured bird, a strange sequence of events begins to unfold...where did this peculiar creature come from, and can Hilda help him remember who he really is?

    Biographical Note:
    Luke Pearson is the artist and writer of the Hilda series of graphic novels. He has fast become one of the leading talents of the United Kingdom and United States comics scene, garnering rave reviews from the New York Times and the School Library Journal. He was the winner of the Young People's Comic category at the British Comic Award in 2012, and he has been nominated for the Eisner Award's Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist in 2013. He has recently written and storyboarded multiple episodes of the cult classic show Adventure Time. He lives in Bristol, United Kingdom.

    Brief Description:
    Originally appeared in print in 2010 as Hildafolk. Previously published under this title in 2012.

    Brief Description:
    In the latest installment of the Hildafolk series, Hilda is thrust into a new life in the bustling city of Trolberg, far from the magic and wonder of her birthplace in the Fjords. Lamenting the loss of her enchanting, wooded surroundings, Hilda wonders if she'll ever recapture the same excitement in this strange new concrete forest. Hilda is set for a thunderbolt of surprise as she discovers that her new city is not quite as plain as it seems and neither is the impending and mysterious annual Bird Parade!

    Review Quotes:
    Hilda is now on Netflix! Season 2 coming soon!

    "Luke Pearson is one of the best cartoonists working today. Hilda is utterly brilliant!"
    --Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile

    "Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki."
    --Guillermo Del Toro

    "Luke Pearson's Hilda stories are beloved in our house, and they will surely be enjoyed by audiences for many years to come."
    --Kazu Kibuishi, creator of Amulet

    "In Hilda, Luke Pearson has created a truly odd and amazingly beautiful world--Stunningly personal and original. I am in awe of his imagination. He is a real inspiration."
    --Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy

    A New York Times' Notable Book for 2013
    One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013
    Nominated for the 2014 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids!

    "Pearson's utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson's Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children's stories. [...] Hilda's dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real [...] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords."
    --The New Yorker

    "[Hilda's world] is... a glorious, exciting if also rather menacing place -- one children will be eager to enter. It's also visually arresting: exuberant and lively and faintly Miyazakian"
    --The New York Times Book Review

    "For adults ... Pearson's measured storytelling ... and detailed, imaginative artwork make Hilda and the Bird Parade an absolute treat to dive into. It's hard to imagine a better all-ages comic will be published this year."

    "A perfect pitch between childlike adventure, subtle mystery, and gentle lyricism."
    --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

    "Although Trolberg initially seems grim (down by the docks, the bird scares Hilda with a story about a rat king, to which she responds, "You can't remember who you are but you can remember that?"), Pearson shows how Hilda's optimism, curiosity, and self-assuredness help her make the most of this unfamiliar new setting. The reds, golds, and blues in the palette (Hilda's signature colors) hint at the way her outlook transforms the town from intimidating and rundown to a place where magical, wonderful things can happen."
    --Publisher's Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

    "A joyous riot of animist magic."
    --The Times

    "Pearson has hit his stride with this world. The book has the same wonderful color scheme as the previous and maintains similar tonal shifts as well, with warm colors for cozy home scenes and cool colors for outdoor night scenes. The lettering is crisp and strong."
    --Comics Alliance

    Publisher Marketing:
    Hilda Season 1 is now on Netflix!

    "Luke Pearson is one of the best cartoonists working today. Hilda is utterly brilliant!"
    --Raina Telgemeier, creator of Smile

    A New York Times' Notable Book for 2013
    One of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2013
    Nominated for the 2014 Eisner for Best Publication for Kids!

    Hilda's magical, Eisner-nominated third adventure is now in paperback!

    Hilda and her mother have finally laid roots down in their new home in Trolberg. Pining for her magical friends and wonder filled homeland, Hilda is finding it hard to fit in to this crowded new place. But today is somehow different, today Hilda sees a glimmer of the magic she left behind in the fjords.