Billy Hazelnuts

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Fantagraphics, Apr 5, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 109 pages
An original graphic novel from the creator ofMaakiesandSock Monkey. Tony Millionaire, creator ofSock Monkeyand one of America's most popular weekly comic strips,Maakies, delivers his first original graphic novel for Fantagraphics,Billy Hazelnuts.Billy Hazelnutstransmutes 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 Hazelnutsfeatures all-new characters, a first for Millionaire after building a tremendous following for hisSock MonkeyandMaakiescharacters, which is sure to delight existing fans as well as introduce an entirely new audience to his breathtaking line and imagination.

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User Review  - MeriJenBen - LibraryThing

A golem, created by mice from garbage, befriends a young scientist in a fantastical world in this beautifully drawn graphic novel. The mice in Becky's kitchen, tired of being chased by the cat, create ... Read full review

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User Review  - meta87 - LibraryThing

The plot of this graphic novel somewhat ambiguous. Some mice that live in a small girl's house create this creature to kill the family cat, which fails. The girl then befriends the creature and they ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Tony Millionaire lives in Pasadena, CA with his wife and two daughters and creates the award-winning syndicated comic strip Maakies. His books include Billy Hazelnuts, Der Struwwelmaakies, Drinky Crow's Maakies Treasury, Maakies with the Wrinkled Knees, Mighty Mite the Ear Mite, Premillennial Maakies, the Sock Monkey series of comics and storybooks, The House at Maakies Corner, and When We Were Very Maakies.

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