Children's Book Week Special Release


Brand New Rickety Stitch Mini Adventure

We're thrilled to be a part of a special digital and printable activity comic release from The Children's Book Council. They were nice enough to invite us to create a new, Rickety Stitch mini-adventure: The Goo's Great Escape, a Rickety Stitch Activity Comic.

In Goo's Great Escape, readers will get a change to choose their own adventure and fill in a story told by Goo himself!

About Children's Book Week

The Children’s Book Week Comic is a free anthology comic featuring short stories from some of the biggest children’s graphic novel creators. The comic is distributed for free online to celebrate Children’s Book Week. This comic promotes visual literacy and supplements under-resourced schools and libraries.

Complete list of contributors include:

Ben Costa and James Parks
Jeffrey Brown
Mike Cavallaro
Norm Feuti
David Gallagher and Steve Ellis
Charise Mericle Harper
Keith Knight
Falynn Koch
Laurent Linn
Mike Lawrence
Matt Loux
Mike Maihack
Matt McElligott
Chris Schweizer
Tillie Walden
Gene Luen Yang and John Patrick Green

The comic is available in two formats. Digital for reading on your computer, tablet, or smart phone, or a version you can print out and assemble.


Click the link to download the digital version

Print & Assemble

Follow these instructions to print out and assemble your own Children’s Book Week Comic.

  1. Click the link and download the Print & Assemble File
  2. Open the Print & Assemble File
  3. Print

Recommended Printer settings:

It is recommended that you print in landscape orientation on standard 8.5 x 11” paper. Select Fit to Page and print double sided (Flip on Long Edge)

  1. Do not reorder the pages as they come out of the printer. When the comic is finished printing, fold the stack of pages in half along the dashed line. The number 14 should be folded onto the number 15 on the top page
  2. Turn the comic over and staple along the crease to secure the pages in place.

Source: Children's Book Week Comic

Have fun with this comic! Color! Share! We're honored to be in such great, creative company and look forward to doing more for Children's Book Week in the future!

Teach a Gnome to Fish, or Legend of the Great Windowsill Robber

Found! An ancient relic of Eem's comics past! Ben Costa's Teach a Gnome to Fish is a mini-comic from our college days. You'll see some similarities too, an early exploration of the hero-gnome L. Nerman Fuddle in The Road to Epoli. The comic was originally created for an independent literary magazine that Ben and James help found as college roommates. Enjoy!

Written and Drawn by Ben Costa, Colors by Svetik Petushkova.

Written and Drawn by Ben Costa, Colors by Svetik Petushkova.