Coming this March, Oddly Normal – an all-ages graphic novel from writer/artist Otis Frampton – will introduce us to a young girl who is bullied by her peers for her unusual appearance, and who who finds herself taking a supernaturally weird journey to find out how to get her parents back after a poorly thought out birthday wish goes awry.
The collected edition contains issues #1-5 of the Image Comics series, and goes on sale on March 11th. Check out the official press release below, then feast your eyes on some of Frampton’s luscious interior artwork.
The charming and otherworldly ODDLY NORMAL by Otis Frampton tells the story of a girl who doesn’t feel like she fits in, no matter where she goes. The young heroine of the March graphic novel from Image Comics endures the bullying of other kids for her green hair and pointed ears. Oddly got those traits from her mother, who is a witch, but didn’t get the ability to use magic along with them. Or so she thought.
A fateful wish on her 10th birthday leads to her parents disappearing, and Oddly must travel with her eccentric Auntie to Fignation, the weird world of supernatural beings, to find out how to get them back — if she can get them back. There, as the first “Earther” that her new classmates have ever seen, Oddly feels as much of an outsider as ever.
“Oddly’s parents may have had a fairy tale romance, but kids (especially kids whose parents are from different cultures) often have to blaze their own trail,” Frampton said in an interview at the Los Angeles Times’ Hero Complex. “The Oddly we meet at the start of the story is a sullen, reclusive kid. She’s become somewhat numb to insults and really doesn’t do much to make friends.”
How will Oddly navigate the perils of a magical middle school andfind her parents? And will she ever find a place where she’s accepted? One thing is sure, though — Oddly is going to have to learn to stand up for who she is if she’s ever going to have any hope of being happy, wherever she ends up.
Perfect for young fans of Wicked and A Wrinkle in Time, ODDLY NORMAL, BOOK 1 will be in comic book stores on March 11 and in bookstores on March 24. It is specially priced at $9.99 and available for
Diamond Comic order code JAN150646
128 pages, paperback, full color
Collects ODDLY NORMAL #1-5
In comic book stores March 11, bookstores March 24
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