If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you combined the rollicking, fantastical aesthetic of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, the subtle homespun creepiness of Roald Dahl, and all the zany characters and bad decisions of a college road trip movie, then you need look no further than Prague Race.
From the delightfully twisted mind of Finnish cartoonist Petra Erika Nordlund, Prague Race is the story of three friends (eccentric slacker Leona, neurotic rich kid Colin, and affable powerhouse Miko) who are unexpectedly thrown into a world of magic, danger, and intrigue when they cross paths with a group of interdimensional smugglers and their ambulatory pet shark (whose name is, I kid you not, Fishsticks).
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This Halloween, if you want to sink your teeth into a delightfully scary story, then make sure you pick up a copy of K.Z. Morano’s 100 Nightmares. The book contains 100 stories, each of which are written in 100 words, and is accompanied by some truly spectacular illustrations. Morano’s almost poetical stories will leave you shaking as you encounter a mother who, in a fit of insanity, murders her new baby by placing the child in the oven, twisted fairy tales, and creatures that hail from Japanese folklore.
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In a small village that struggles to survive a draught that is causing all of the inhabitants to live in poverty, a beautiful young girl named Soah is chosen to be sacrificed by drowning in the hopes that her death will satisfy the Gods and bring the community much-needed rain. Imagine Soah’s surprise when the Water God himself saves her from being killed and smuggles her back to his magical kingdom. Not only is she a welcome guest in Habaek’s kingdom but now she’s free to live her life on her terms, not anyone else’s.
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