Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo is a fantasy adventure comic series.
The story follows the exploits of a skeleton bard named Rickety Stitch and his trusty sidekick Goo. Rickety begins to remember a mysterious song from his forgotten past--a past that seems more like a bad dream.
With little else going for him, Rickety and Goo decide to embark on an epic quest to discover Rickety’s origins.
Rickety Stitch and the Gelatinous Goo is a graphic novel for teens and published by Knopf Books for Young Readers. Rickety Stitch is also Junior Library Guild selection. The Road to Epoli is the first in a series of fantasy graphic novels and available now at: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, Hudson Booksellers, IndieBound, Powell's, and Target.
Book 1: The Road to Epoli
Meet Rickety Stitch...a walking, talking, singing skeleton bard.
He’s the one skeleton in the dungeon who seems to have retained his soul, and he has no idea why.
Rickety's only clue to his former identity, is a song he hears in his dreams, an epic bard’s tale about the Road to Epoli and the land of Eem.
Book 2: The Middle-Route Run
Determined to find the legendary kingdom of Epoli, Rickety and Goo discover the only way forward is the most dangerous road in the world of Eem—the Middle-Route Run—a zany, mad dash through a gauntlet of bandits, monsters, and fiends.
With heart-pounding action and humor to boot, The Middle-Route Run tells the story of what it takes to truly be a hero.
Rickety is a skeleton bard who woke up suddenly in a tomb and wandered into a mysteriously gloomy battlescape, long ago.
Now in pursuit of his murky origins, Rickety yearns to discover his past by exploring the land of Eem and finding the road to the fabled, ancient city of Epoli.
The Gelatinous Goo is a sentient, subterranean jelly creature, and the only known goo in the World of Eem who is afraid of the dark. Even though he’s smart as a whip, you’d never know it; Rickety seems to be the only one who can understand him!
Fiercely loyal, the Goo stands by Rickety Stitch in the face of any danger. That is, unless it’s dark outside.
Though enslaved by the Ogre Tyrant Golo, Ziggy toils daily to hunt man-food for his master.
While Ziggy is a lonely, fiendish denizen of Grimly Wood, he rather enjoys playing his impish tricks on unsuspecting travelers, and would never dare cross his Ogre Master.
L. NERMAN FUDDLE
L. Nerman Fuddle is a simple, goodly gnome who dwells in a willow tree on the edge of Grimly Wood.
Nerman loves drinking drinking tea and tending to his modest vegetable garden, while the forest creatures flock to his abode and bask in his happy presence.
It is an age of ashes. The gleaming empires of old have faded into obscurity, leaving a tired world riddled with dungeons and ruled by fiends. With trade roads host to brigands and mighty castles neglected, goodly folk are left to huddle in remote villages, where the tales of a golden age lie all but forgotten.
There's even more to discover in Eem...
Visit the pages of Lore for a deeper dive into the denizens of Rickety's world, mysterious places, creatures, relics, songs and legends.