A couple weeks ago I attended the SCBWI’s event, Graphic Novel Day. One of the presenters there was Ben Hatke who gave two very nice lectures and signed a copy of Space Girl for my daughter Katie. (Who was thrilled to get it!) I like him because he’s a total geek that plays D&D and Munchkin and does archery and told a hilarious story about getting arrested during a D&D game with his friends. (Plus he’s a talented illustrator.)
I was disappointed that one of his books that he talked about wasn’t in the little mini-bookstore that day. So I ordered it. It came awhile ago and I was not disappointed. Nobody Likes a Goblin is a terrific little picture book about a little goblin who has to go off and save his friend Skeleton from the adventurers that invaded and looted his dungeon. In this story, the goblin is the hero and the adventurers are the home invaders and thieves. (As they should be depicted!) Anyway, I highly recommend Nobody Likes a Goblin by Ben Hatke.
(I find it hilarious that the princess was piled in with the loot on the adventurer’s cart. So much for “rescuing” the princess, huh?)