What Critics are saying...

Parks and Costa impressively evolve their tale into a compelling epic quest with deeper themes than the initial chapters hint. This trilogy opener is ideal for Nimona fans looking to see tried-and-true fantasy tropes get hilariously upended
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Costa and Parks’ script is imaginative and laugh-out-loud funny, unafraid to crack a well-timed, verging-on-naughty joke. Costa’s art is unfalteringly, vibrantly buoyant, with many sight gags that effortlessly turn the profane into something adorably laughable. A cliffhanger ending leaves readers poised for the sequel—they will be clamoring.
— Kirkus (starred review)
The illustrations are dark and foreboding, highlighting the extensive array of dangers that the two find themselves in, while retaining plenty of the sardonic, mature humor of the text. There is lots of intertextual cleverness going on that results in this book being both an homage to and spoof of the traditional fantasy hero’s quest, both in the illustrations and in the narration.
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review)
Ben Costa and James Parks create one of the weirdest buddy narratives you’re likely to encounter. Their mixture of humor, adventure, and dark overtones make this [comic] stand out in ways that others haven’t. This is a fun, fun read!
— Comics Alternative
This pair of adventurers doesn’t exactly fit in with the ogres and brigands who overrun the world. The premise is made all the better by the wonderful visual humor of Costa.
— io9

What Authors are saying...

Rickety Stitch is full of wonderful characters and pacing…and what surprises! Storytelling stripped down to the bare bones.
— Stan Sakai, Eisner Award Winning Creator of Usagi Yojimbo
Dazzling, inventive and fun. Ben Costa and James Parks manage to both spoof and pay homage to the fantasy tradition, while creating characters we care about. A tour de force.
— Jason Shiga, Ignatz Award Winning Creator of Demon and Meanwhile

What Readers are saying...