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Ham Helsing #1: Vampire Hunter (Hardcover)
July/August 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“Ham Helsing is a surprising delight and a fresh take on the vampire-hunting legend. This graphic novel is chock-full of hammy humor, perfect puns, and swashbuckling adventure.”
— Cat Chapman, The Oxford Exchange, Tampa, FL
The monster hunt is on! A rip-roaring graphic novel adventure about the latest in a famous family of vampire-hunting pigs, inspired by legendary monster slayer Van Helsing!
Ham Helsing is the descendant of a long line of adventurers and monster hunters--who don't often live to rest on their laurels. Ham has always been the odd pig out, preferring to paint or write poetry instead of inventing dangerous (dumb) new ways to catch dangerous creatures.
His brother Chad was the daredevil carrying on the family legacy of leaping before looking, but after his death, it's down to Ham. Reluctantly, he sets out on his first assignment, to hunt a vampire. But Ham soon learns that people aren't always what they seem and that you need a good team around you to help save your bacon!
About the Author
Rich Moyer specializes in the offbeat and irreverent as a syndicated cartoonist and an award-winning animator. He lives in Denver with his wife, Autumn, and daughters, Cleo and Juno. Ham Helsing is his debut graphic novel.
“A rollicking adventure with humor and heart. Ham Helsing is laugh-out-loud funny!” --Kazu Kibuishi, writer and artist of the New York Times bestselling Amulet series
“Equal parts action, hilarity, and offbeat characters! Ham Helsing is a winner!” --Lincoln Peirce, writer and artist ofNew York Times bestselling series Big Nate and Max & the MidKnights
“An hysterical story of danger, family legacy, friendship, and (true) bravery. Also, there's live bacon. Nuff said. Kids and adults will love this hilarious adventure.” --Terri Libenson, writer and artist of the New York Times bestselling series Emmie & Friends
"With amazing artwork, compelling characters and an incredibly fun journey, Ham Helsing: Vampire Hunter is a book for readers of all ages (and bacon lovers) to sink their teeth into."
--Sean Parkes, Assistant Animation Director of the iconic TV series Bob’s Burgers
"Told through full-color panels with a high-energy animated sensibility, Moyer’s silly romp will delight fans with its abundant silliness and visual gags." -- Kirkus Reviews
"This gleefully absurd graphic novel hits all the right notes of middle-grade humor, from snarky asides to punny wordplay to grossout gags, and hapless Ham is an easy Everypig to root for as he stumbles his way toward heroism." --The Bulletin