Preview of POPPY and the Lost Lagoon by Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt from Dark Horse Comics
At the age of ten, Poppy Pepperton is the greatest explorer since her grandfather Pappy! When a shrunken mummy head speaks, adventure calls Poppy and her sidekick/guardian Colt Winchester across the globe in search of an exotic fish—along the way discovering clues to what happened to Pappy all those years ago!
“Poppy was a passion project that Brian and I have been working on for nearly two years. Having worked in comic for over a decade we both really wanted to do an all-ages adventure book. A book that evoked the books we’d read and loved as kids–books like Tintin, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Doc Savage, and Huckleberry Finn.
We wanted to make a book that would be fun and funny but also have some heart. A book that kids and their parents would fall in love with and a book that could really show off what we love about making comics and what makes the medium so great.
It’s also a book borne of our friendship and love of the medium. Colt and Poppy are us–best friends that sometimes bicker, most of the time laugh, and above all else, share a love of adventure.
That’s what Poppy is to us. That, and an excuse to draw cut-away views, diagrams, puzzles, robots, talking shrunken heads, and highly evolved mollusks.
Hope you love it as much as we loved making it!”
This all ages book is written by Matt Kendt and Brian Hurtt with art by Brian Hurtt. POPPY! and the Lost Lagoon is On The Shelf June 6th in your local comic shop and will be in bookstores on June 21st.
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