Superhero Instruction Manual
By Kristy Dempsey
Illustrated by Mark Fearing
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2016
The greatest picture ever created about Dilly Dallying. Because most of the other ones were never finished.
Released April, 2015. Written by Tim Federle. Illustrated by Mark Fearing. Available from Disney-Hyperion Publishing.
Broadway veteran and middle-grade novelist Federle has good fun with language and similes in his picture-book debut. His little tapper is a strong and sturdy boy who finds the perfect outlet for his volcanic energy. Fearing’s full-bleed artwork is full of motion, with his Tommy sporting a mop of blond hair and googly eyes. An animated line of dashes that flits around the apartment allows readers to truly appreciate Tommy’s energy spurts. An enjoyable performance for both the boisterous and the calm. (Picture book. 4-7)—Kirkus
The Great Thanksgiving Escape will be released in September of 2014 by Candlewick Press. Consider buying a copy for every holiday!
Fearing’s first solo picture book, based on his memories of Thanksgivings past, is a hoot for all ages. Kids will identify, and parents will reminisce. The digitally manipulated colored-pencil illustrations from a kid’s-eye view layer the humor on an exaggeratedly goofy text.
Released in July of 2013, A Very Witchy Spelling Bee is written by George Shannon and Illustrated by Marko Fearingo. Read it, buy it. See the movie.
How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans
My early review: “Fantastic! I’ve never read or seen a better book about green beans.”
Earthling! Chronicle Books. July 2012
Earthling is named the winner in the Spirit of Oregon Book awards for graphic novel!
Earthling! is a graphic novel I wrote and drew. It’s 250 pages of Sci-fi, all ages, funky-alien fun.
It took a few years but the book is done, and will be released from Chronicle Books in July of 2012. You can read the first two chapters on the Chronicle Books Website! Just click here.
“By the time Fearing brings “Earthling!” in for its landing, with a bit of L. Frank Baum flourish, the entertainment experience feels remarkably complete: good art, good design, good inking, tight story. “
David Kamp- The New York Times
“A high-octane space adventure starring a lovable hero kids will quickly relate to. Earthling! is the perfect book for young readers!”
—Jarrett J. Krosoczka, creator of the bestselling Lunch Lady series
The Book That Eats People
Tricycle Press/Random House
From an Amazon Review: “What a great book! My daughter had me read
it to her so many times she has it memorized.”
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot
Schwartz and Wade Books/ Random House
Review excerpt from Amazon: “Young Readers and space enthusiasts…will enjoy this fun romp through our solar system. The text is quite clever and the illustrations are a riot.”
So You Want To Catch Bigfoot
A tie in book to the Judy Moody universe. Related to the feature film released in 2011.
A comic book published by OPP in 2004. It was a small press release and is hard to find.
Review excerpt from Ain’t It Cool News; “Fans of Sergio Aragones’ Groo the Wanderer will be pleased with this one…
I found myself laughing out loud at the cavemen who talk as if they were living in modern times.”
Heavily Illustrated. All ages friendly.
A young boy becomes best friends with a headless creature that endears itself to no one else and causes mayhem. But sometimes it is the oddest events that allow for new insights. Striking pen and ink style illustrations set a gothic tone for a fairytale style story reminiscent of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton.
A joyously dark tale told in verse with striking pen and ink style illustrations. A friend with no head is better than no friend at all.
22 Pages. All ages friendly.
A gothic tale reminiscient of the works of Edward Gorey and Tim Burton. Accompanied by striking pen and ink style illustrations. 22 pages.
A young boy dares to meander in the jungle and is swallowed by a tiger! But his life does not develop as you might suppose. Told in prose with a folktale feel the story is accented by lively pen and ink style illustrations.
This is no longer available from the App Store. Sorry!
Good Dog Publishing
Where’s There’s Smoke, There’s Marshmellows.
iPad ‘read along’ comic.
Written and drawn by: Mark Fearing
Featuring music and sound effects. The character voices
were done by Tom Kenny. (The voice of Spongebob!)
Review from the iTunes store: “Simple but elegant interface with lovely characters.”