Media Release — Running the family business in the shadow of your father can be a drag, especially when you’re a gravedigger and that shadow is actually your dad’s overly critical ghost. From creator KC Green’s hugely popular webcomic Gunshow, Graveyard Quest follows a blue-collar skeleton and his mole buddy on their journey to Hell and back to retrieve his most prized possession. It’s a story about the things we do for love, and the many mistakes we make along the way.
Why It’s Neat:
- Graveyard Quest is one of the most beloved long-form stories from KC Green’s popular Gunshow webcomic.
- Includes a never-before-seen epilogue!
- Perfect for fans of our licensed comics Invader ZIM and Rick and Morty! Did KC’s issue of Invader ZIM #6 and back-up story in #7 make you laugh out loud for real? Then you’ll love Graveyard Quest!
- Doesn’t that cover look familiar? Have you ever played Fester’s Quest?
What people are saying:
- “KC Green’s surreal epic GRAVEYARD QUEST is a gut-buster AND a gut-puncher, filled with such energy that you instantly want to read it again. There’s so much creativity on every page that it can’t help but put other graphic novels to shame. I love it.” Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals, Howard the Duck)
- “It’s like some kinda “Divine Comedy” only where Virgil is replaced by a shovel.” Jhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM)
- “Veers wildly between gruesome, preposterous, adorable, and sad—my absolute favorite type of story.” Zander Cannon (Kaijumax, Heck)
- “Green injects plenty of dark humor and cartoon violence into the story (corpses pile up in the gravedigger’s absence, along with pleading notes from the police), but simmering emotional anguish is never far from the surface. Green seems keenly aware of the unresolved resentments that many teenagers (and adults) have toward their parents.” Publishers Weekly
- “The artwork is colorful and utterly gross, which will appeal to fans of the “Cthulhu Tales” (Boom Studios) graphic novels. Green, known for his “Gunshow” webcomics, creates an absurd, though not unfamiliar, quest story.” School Library Journal
- “While this all might sound grim and gory, Green keeps it light with silly jokes, cartoonish figures, and some great slapstick comedy, particularly when the gravedigger inadvertently mucks up just about every situation he steps in. For all its comedy, however, the gravedigger’s quest, which is ultimately about reconciliation, is a heartening one. While the madcap antics, mild violence, and grim laughs mark this for older teens, some of the more mature emotional turns might give it some adult appeal as well.” Booklist
- “KC Green, famous for his 6 years making the GUNSHOW webcomic, is no stranger to dark humor and elastic character design. His style blends Looney Tunes’ rubber-faced outtakes, Hanna Barbara’s thick-line style, and the visceral, emotional intensity of John K’s Ren & Stimpy Show into an artistic presentation that’s both familiar and fresh. Graveyard Quest is very much a story about family, about fear of loss and loneliness, and about breaking away from our obsessions long enough to quit being jerks. It’s also about the kindness of moles, the politics of demons, and the importance of a good shovel, so you know this is a choice comic.” PREVIEWSworld, “Staff Picks””
- “Originally published as a webcomic in 2013, Graveyard Quest drew wide praise and has been likened to a modern day Dante’s “Inferno”. The comic balances wacky situations, Curb Your Enthusiasm style misunderstandings and very heavy emotional moments […]” ComicsAlliance, “Hell Is a Sad Place: KC Green on Graveyard Quest”
- “Which one is the cover with the green popping head?” Mrs. Green, KC’s mother
GRAVEYARD QUEST GN
(W/A) KC Green
(A/CA) Allison Shabet
Age Range: 13 and up
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy