Greetings Otherworld fans, and welcome to our second promo of the week! Today, we’re going a bit off the wall, and taking a look at a beautiful illustrated novel from a creator who has his sights on a bit of everything. Read on to learn more about Waldo Beyond the Walls.
There are few fantasy creators out there who have everything scoped out so well as Bill Shook. With his illustrated novel, WALDO BEYOND THE WALLS: ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY, he manages to create a new sticking point in a long-running series, which anchors a tremendous universe teeming with potential. Pop culture references are present here and there, most notably in its nods to Kilroy (and mostly on the older books Shook has released). This latest story is delightfully silly, as the author has a witty and clever sense of humor. It feels like it was made for this format, as its full page spreads look gorgeous, and the style elsewhere is similarly spectacular. Waldo features culture-hopping events across our world, and helps readers learn more about our history, so it’s perfect for kids who want to learn in a fun way. An incredible work of imagination for those who love to let theirs run wild.
This Fantasy Adventure about the reluctant hero Waldo, is the creation of author, artist, and designer BILL SHOOK. The story weaves a unique blend of culture, humor, history, science and fantasy.
There’s no one in the world quite like Waldo, a fellow who’s a bit off the wall even when he’s on it! Join Waldo and his collection of friends, as they embark on adventures that will span the world, dive deep into history, consider the great beyond, and keep a smile on your face from beginning to end. Strange events force Waldo off the Wall as he is contacted by his Uncle Viktor and handed a clue to a family secret that is truly out of this world!
They will get a glimpse of other cultures and traditions in Europe, Asia, and North America, and discover magical treasures. They’ll delve into some of the most pivotal moments in human history as they explore world famous walls in Croatia, China, Zimbabwe, and Greece. By the time Waldo finally gets back to the Wall, he’ll have learned not only where he comes from, and realize that this isn’t the end of his story, but the beginning of an adventure spanning the entire galaxy!
As Shook mentions in his blurb, we’re seeing not just these expressive, beautiful looks at our world, but the advent of a new and expanding universe starring Waldo and his friends. And it gets bigger than just a sequel. Shook has music inspired by his work, a forthcoming movie, preceding books that helped to set Waldo in place, and more books to come, making this one amazing universe to look out for. But this is a wonderful spot to start, and you can venture off in so many different directions from here. Check out WALDO BEYOND THE WALLS: ADVENTURES IN THE GALAXY on Amazon today!
And do be sure to check out Bill Shook’s website, where you’ll learn so much more about Waldo and his adventures.
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