Billy Hazelnuts

Billy Hazelnuts

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Baker & Taylor
In a new work by the creator of Sock Monkey and the weekly comic strip Maakies, girl scientist Becky and her friend Billy Hazelnuts share misadventures based on older fairy tales and nursery rhymes, in a work that finds them searching for the moon while battling a steam-driven alligator.

Norton Pub
An original graphic novel from the creator of Maakies and Sock Monkey.
Tony Millionaire, creator of Sock Monkey and one of America's most popular weekly comic strips, Maakies, delivers his first original graphic novel for Fantagraphics, Billy Hazelnuts. Billy Hazelnuts transmutes nursery rhymes and the golem myth into a storybook about Becky, girl scientist, her friend Billy Hazelnuts (who was created from cooking ingredients by tailless mice), and their journey to find the missing moon while battling an evil steam-driven alligator with a seeing-eye skunk.Millionaire fuses the darker spirit of older fairy tales with an absurdist adventure story, throws gender politics into the mix, and brings it to life with his dementedly charming and meticulous drawing style that is utterly transporting. Billy Hazelnuts features all-new characters, a first for Millionaire after building a tremendous following for his Sock Monkey and Maakies characters, which is sure to delight existing fans as well as introduce an entirely new audience to his breathtaking line and imagination.

Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics, c2005
Edition: 1st Fantagraphics Books ed
ISBN: 9781560977018
Branch Call Number: YA GX MIL
Characteristics: 109 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm.

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theorbys Dec 12, 2011

Billy is golem-like being who rampages through Tony Millionaire's outlandlish story telling, and underground graphics, trying to help his friend Becky who is trying to help him. A good, fast (cinematic) read. And fun.

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