Adventure on the high seas! A cursed skull! Fearsome pirates! Wicked sea-witches! And almost certain peril! Boy inventor Walker Bean and his scruffy new friends must summon their courage to face the direst scourges of the sea in this all-new graphic novel by Aaron Renier. For this signing, Quimby’s presents a unique event with Aaron, with a signing followed by piratical interactive drawing activities.
“So beautiful are the drawings that I can smell the sea salt and feel the spray as giant creatures of the deep draw near the ocean’s surface. Outrageous and wonderful!” – Jeff Smith, creator of Bone
“Aaron’s work makes me feel ten years old again. He makes me want to whip up a root beer float, climb into a pirate-ship-playhouse, slap on a record of sea chanteys and read Walker Bean over and over. The guys’a bit of a mad genius.” – Lane Smith, illustrator of The Stinky Cheese Man
“The Unsinkable Walker Bean is gorgeous. Jump feet first into this rip-roaring, wild-eyed, high-sea adventure story. Join up with a young, pudgy, bespectacled hero, a brave powder monkey, a terrifying girl with the best red pigtails since Pippi Longstocking, and two seriously revolting sea witches. Be prepared. You’re going to love it.” — Brian Selznick, creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret
For more info: http://aaronrenier.com/