Nuts by Ellie Durkin takes place in the Squashed Forest, the home of Figbert, an anthropomorphic fruit, the only one of his kind. One day Figbert is harassed and called names by Trowl, a mischievous denizen of the forest, and Figbert can’t shake off the feelings Trowl’s stinging barbs have left. To get some answers, he travels to talk to the weizard, Mandelbert, to learn what he’s truly made of.
A fun, and beautifully drawn comic, Nuts welcomes readers into a magical world that is mysterious even to its residents. This playful comic has a big heart and is a great read for all ages!
Winner, 2021 MICE Mini-Grant