Dark Horse Announces An Original Graphic Novel From New York Times Best-Selling Authors Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt!

OR, —
Kindt, the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author
of MIND MGMT and Red Handed, and Brian Hurtt, the award-winning, New
York Times
best-selling artist of The Sixth Gun and The
, are
soon to publish Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon, the first in a new graphic novel series for
children. The book follows the story of Poppy Pepperton, a ten-year-old girl
with a typographic memory who goes on globe-spanning adventures with her
sidekick Colt Winchester (who thinks he’s her legal guardian). Publishers Weekly announced last
week that Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon will be published in
2015 by Dark Horse Comics.
When Poppy is summoned by Ramses MV, a
reincarnated Egyptian king now cursed to remain in his lavish Manhattan
penthouse (long story), she knows to expect something strange. Ramses doesn’t
disappoint! He shows her Mummy Mouth, a shrunken mummy head that speaks a
riddle once a year. Mummy Mouth gives her a clue that sends Poppy, Colt, and
Ramses’s cat Krums to Old Macadamia to investigate the Lost Lagoon and an
ancient civilization that lived on the back of a gigantipus (a giant octopus).
Along the way she will find mysteries, adventures, friends, and family in the
unlikeliest of ways. But a sinister robot is dogging their steps—is it
programmed to help them or to stop them from learning an ancient secret?
“It’s been so exciting
to see Matt thrive at Dark Horse, and I’m thrilled that he’s continuing that
relationship with Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon,” said Dark Horse editor Brendan Wright. “He and Brian
are bringing just the right light touch and level of imaginative detail to make
a truly fun children’s book. It’s hard to believe this is their first graphic
novel in the genre!”
Dark Horse president and publisher Mike
Richardson has acquired world English rights from Charlie Olsen of InkWell
Matt Kindt is the New York Times best-selling
and Harvey Award–winning writer and artist of the comics and graphic novels MIND
Red HandedRevolver3 StorySuper
2 Sisters, and Pistolwhip. Brian Hurtt is
the New York Times best-selling artist of the hit
fantasy-western series The Sixth Gun. He burst onto the comic scene
with the second arc in Greg Rucka’s critically acclaimed series Queen
& Country 
and has since worked on the Queen & Country spinoff DeclassifiedSkinwalker,
and DC’s critically acclaimed Gotham Central, as well as the DC
series Hard Time and The Damned. Both authors live
and work in the St. Louis metro area.

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