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‘Quinnelope And The Cookie King Catastrophe’ Middle School Series Comes To Oni Press


 Oni Press announced the publication of QUINNELOPE AND THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE: VOL. 1, a hysterically funny and refreshingly imaginative middle grade graphic novel series from debut creators HF Brownfield and Kayla Coombs. When Quinnelope and friends discover all the cookies in the kingdom have gone missing, they must battle a series of food-inspired enemies to find the missing cookies and restore the Cookie King to his rightful place as the #1 tasty treat of Pleasant Towne. QUINNELOPE AND THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE: VOL. 1 will hit stores on September 19, 2023.

Featuring large panels, dyslexia-friendly lettering, colorful artwork, and light text per page, the Quinnelope series is a quick and fun-filled read. “Brownfield and Coombs have created a story that’s perfect for reluctant readers and young comic readers looking for some good natured fun,” said Oni Press Senior Editor Grace Scheipeter. “Fans of InvestiGators and Dog Man will have a new favorite series, come this fall.” QUINNELOPE AND THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE: VOL. 1 was acquired for Oni Press by Grace Scheipeter.

QUINNELOPE AND THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE: VOL. 1 is HF Brownfield and Kayla Coombs’ debut graphic novel. Kayla Coombs’ has won awards for her artwork for clients including The Kelly Clarkson Show, Sony Music and ABC. Her art went viral after a man hired her to animate a “Sleeping Beauty” sequence for his proposal to his fiance. 

“Writing this book was an absolute blast!” said artist Kayla Coombs. “Brownfield and I have the same goofy sense of humor, so each page was a chance to crack each other up. There were moments when we laughed so hard, we could barely hold our pencils steady! We had a ball drawing Quinnelope to life, and we hope you’ll find her just as hilarious as we do.”

In THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE, Quinnelope wakes up one morning to learn all the cookies in her kingdom have gone missing. The bakery and grocery store aisles are full of cakes but NO COOKIES. What is a cookie-obsessed queen supposed to do?! Solve the mystery of the cookie catastrophe, of course! Along with her dutiful butler, Bub, and loyal companion, Star, the trio set out on a mission to find the missing cookies and restore these tasty treats to Pleasant Towne once again. But their quest isn’t as easy as it sounds… They’ll need to battle through a cookie-dough volcano, confront the chocolate chipmunk mountain, face off against egg-splosive enemies, and more in order to track down the missing Cookie King. Will Quinnelope be able to bring the Cookie King and his delicious cookies back to her kingdom, or will she be doomed to eat crummy cakes forever? 

“Quinnelope, Bub and Star are the focus of our series,” said writer HF Brownfield. “We wanted these characters to be relatable and hilarious. Quinnelope is big-hearted, wacky and imaginative with main-character energy while Bub is the ever-nervous planner and Star is the carefree, snarky commentator of the group. There’s something kids and parents alike can have a laugh over with this goody crew at the helm of our story.”

Full of vibrant colors, imaginative adventures, and 100% goofiness, QUINNELOPE AND THE COOKIE KING CATASTROPHE: VOL. 1 drops this September.