ODDLY NORMAL Book 1
Meet Oddly Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair... a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called Fignation and a father from Earth doesn't make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out her cake's candles and makes a disastrous wish. Now Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents' disappearance.
Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in ODDLY NORMAL.
PRAISE FOR ODDLY NORMAL
"Otis is tapping into that classic thing we all loved about stories growing up... imagination.
I'm glad Oddly Normal is on the shelves and hope to see more books like this."
—Skottie Young (The Wizard of Oz, Rocket Raccoon)
"A charming and relatable fish-out-of-water tale."
—Hope Larson (A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel)
"I've watched Otis create Oddly Normal from the very beginning (via online, not in a creepy, peeking in through the windows way) and it's been a pleasure to watch the evolution of something so special. It's fun, charming and worth saving a space on your shelf for it!"
—Katie Cook (My Little Pony, Gronk)
"Frampton's art is refreshingly quirky, with strong lines and bold use of color. The world he creates is full of fun and whimsy, and kids will easily relate to Oddly's struggle to become comfortable in her own skin. This will quickly become a favorite among comics fans."
"The text contains some sophisticated vocabulary and literary references (there is a vampire named Bram, for instance), while remaining accessible. Fignation is a richly imagined world of fantastical creatures. The drawings throughout are engaging and make good use of moody, saturated colors. A recreation of an Oddly Normal collection published in 2006 that expands upon the original story and has reimagined illustrations. VERDICT This is Frampton's fully realized vision for Oddly Normal; it is worth adding to any collection, even those that already contain the earlier edition."
—School Library Journal