Brand: Nobrow Press

Product Code: 9781909263796

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Brief Description:
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis. Her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious position in the bustling metropolis that she would find hard to reject. Besides, the tiny elven creatures making a daily habit of bombarding them with threats aren't making Hilda's case any better. As she seeks ways to stall her mother's decision, Hilda rushes to befriend the very source of her malady; will they help or hinder her? More importantly, who is this mysterious Midnight Giant?

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.

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 Publisher's Weekly Top Illustrated Book, 2012

"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

"Pearson's whimsical artwork--a cross between Lucky Luke and Miyazaki--creates a magical spell of a mysterious world of hidden creatures, and the production of the book make it a treasure in itself. The story--comparable to the Adventures of Polo series by Regis Faller and Copper by Kazu Kibuishi--never flags in imagination or wonder"
--Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review

"Midnight Giant is sad, but packs probably the most weighty punch of the series as far as real-life lessons for kids. [...] It's less a moral about transitioning from childhood to adulthood than it is about a transition from the naiveté of early childhood (Santa Claus, anyone?) into the more realistic stages of later childhood. It's also about what matters most -- possessions or people?"
--Comics Alliance

"Hilda is the little girl. And this is her folk tale. And pretty much everything you need to know about how good this is is there on that absolutely gorgeously delightful cover. By the end of it, you'll have exactly the same smile as Hilda has."
--Forbidden Planet

Description for Sales People:
  • Hilda and the Midnight Giant comes to paperback for the first time at a new lower price point, making them more easily available

  • The new paperback edition will match up perfectly with the classically sized Tintin and Asterix bestselling children's graphic novels

  • The Hilda series is currently in TV development with Silvergate Media, the production company responsible for the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit cartoon series

  • Hilda and the Midnight Giant was 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 new 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 his next Hilda book in 2016
  • Critically acclaimed and compared to the well-loved work of Studio Ghibli and Tove Jansson's Moomins

  • 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

    When creatures bombard Hilda's house with eviction notices, she has to think twice before making their acquaintance. Come to think of it, who is this giant who only appears at midnight, and why is Hilda the only person who can see him?

    Now available in paperback for the first time, Luke Pearson's stories of the rambunctious and adorable Hilda are currently in television development with Silvergate Media, the production company responsible for the Octonauts and Peter Rabbit cartoons!

    Review Citations:
    • Booklist 05/15/2014 pg. 46 (EAN 9781909263178, Hardcover) - *Starred Review