WHALESVILLE x ROCKS AND MINERALS – two sets of amazing creators telling two incredible stories that could easily launch in their own books but have instead been smashed together to create one epic tome!
First, from the limitless imaginations of New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (River Run), virtuoso artist Adam Pollina (Pyrate Queen), and Eisner Award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth (Whalesville!) comes a very special whale tale for all ages (and species) in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Pixar!
When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is knocked overboard and swallowed whole by an enormous whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by all the astounding sea creatures the whale has eaten, including a crab named Caleb, an angler fish called Angela, and a seadragon that prefers to go by Lilly. But, to Wawae’s new friends, Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new friends and save Whalesville, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.
Then, Matt Kindt’s highly developed brain musculature joins forces with multiple Eisner Award-winning living legend, Tony Millionaire, and the color stylings of James Campbell for a tale of friendship and adventure in the far future.
In the time after the Great Polishing, organic life is no more and Earth is ruled by all manner of evolved rubble, rocks and minerals. They walk. They talk. They are free. But their age is just beginning and the world is still a largely unknown and very scary place. When the Queen’s daughter and her two best friends venture into the forbidden unpolished zone they find the world mankind left behind and meet what they think is a very quiet new green rock. To their surprise it sprouts a head, four legs and a very loud voice. This is no rock. This is Elpis the turtle and she needs help getting back to her pond in time to lay her eggs. But what is a pond? For that matter, what’s a turtle? The three friends must venture further into the unknown to help Elpis to unravel a secret the Queen herselas fought to keep from her people. A tale of high adventure in the second stone age!