ANDY HIRSCH - Varmints



Saturday, October 22 at 2PM

Cartoonist & Illustrator
speaking & signing







Come on out this afternoon for a fantastic kids’ graphic novel event! Andy Hirsch is here with Varmints, a delightfully funny and charming graphic novel for the younger set. An old-school Western mystery starring two plucky kids and the Wild Wild West, Varmints is the perfect book for reluctant readers and middle-grade mystery buffs alike. See you there!


Two orphans set out to solve the mystery of their mother's death in this fast, funny, and exciting debut middle-grade adventure.

Opie and Ned are adrift in the Old West, searching for the man who shot their Ma. These two youngsters only have each other, but with all their squabbling it's a miracle they still have that. 

When they get wind of the mysterious Pa ("crime kingpin of the West!"), Opie and Ned suddenly have something new: a mission. But tracking down the elusive (and deadly) Pa is going to take all the wiles these two kids have, and some new friends to boot. 

Clever, explosive, and deeply moving by turns, Varmints is a perfect middle-grade comedy. Hirsch brings an old-school Western style to bear on a story full of nuance, humor, and surprises.


Andy Hirsch is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Dallas, Texas. The third of four children, he was born in Minnesota, migrated to Texas at a young age, and studied comics in Savannah, Georgia. He previously illustrated the graphic novel The Royal Historian of Oz, which was listed as a 2013 YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and has contributed to the GarfieldRegular ShowAdventure Time, and Peanuts comic book series. 

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Event date: 
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 2:00pm
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Varmints Cover Image
ISBN: 9781626722798
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: First Second - September 27th, 2016