Monster on the Hill by Rob Harrell

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...the jokes pile up as quickly as the carnage when Rayburn monsters up to save his town.
-Publishers Weekly

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"Really fun, goofy, extremely silly fantasy for readers of all ages, crying out for reviewers and critics to make appalling puns of the 'monstrously good' variety." -- Neil Gaiman

"Rob Harrell has jumped the fence from comic strips to graphic novels with ease, and brought with him wit, strong characters, and last minute twists. Funny, original, unexpected. And best of all: excellent monsters!" -- Jeff Smith, creator of Bone

In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster -- much to the townsfolk's delight! Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism.

Each town, that is... except for one. Unfortunately for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling.

Monsters of all ages are sure to enjoy this tale about life's challenges, the power of friendship, and creative redemption, packed with epic battles and plenty of wild beasts!
 

About Rob Harrell

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Rob Harrell dreams of one day becoming a sideshow freak (Zothar the Human Tree Frog). He has attended the Ringling School of Art and Design and has created comic strips since his first one rolled off the page in the fourth grade. The commercial illustrator and accomplished fine artist has penned Big Top since April 2002, despite his ongoing and somewhat unhealthy fear of clowns.
 
Published July 24, 2013 by Top Shelf Productions. 192 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on May 20 2013

...the jokes pile up as quickly as the carnage when Rayburn monsters up to save his town.

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Kirkus

Excellent
on May 29 2013

Touching deftly upon well-trod themes and with a deliciously cinematic sense of both framing and pacing, this indie charmer is both quirky and novel; expect it to appeal to fans of Jeff Smith’s Bone series.

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