Sneak Peek! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Super Dweeb – by Jess Bradley!

Out later this month from Arcturus Editions is Super Dweeb by Jess Bradley, the first book in a new middle-grade book series – a mixture of prose, comics and spot illustrations which should appeal to comic readers.

Super Dweeb by Jess Bradley - Cover

Featuring comic-strip-style storytelling in full-colour, this chapter book is perfect for readers aged 7-9 – and is also aimed at struggling/reluctant readers too, Book 2 will be out later this year – and there are two more books planned for next year.

In this unpredictable, anarchic adventure story, Andy wishes that he had awesome powers, like the heroes of his home-made comic stories. But instead, he’s stuck in the real world, where he has an annoying little brother, a super-weird teacher … and everyone says he’s a total dweeb.

Then one day, he discovers an oversized, glowing pencil on a school trip to the local toxic waste dump. He starts sketching and finds that he can redraw reality.

Now, thanks to the power of doodling, Andy can bring to life anything that he can imagine, erase his problems, and doodle his way of sticky situations. He’s not just a dweeb … he’s a SUPER DWEEB!

Even Mona, the ice-cool new girl at school, seems impressed.

But there’s a twist in the tale.. because everything goes very wrong when little brother Oscar does some doodling of his own. Now there’s a scribble monster on the loose! Run for it, Andy!

The scribbler of “Squid Bits” in The Phoenix and writer for BEANO, Jess Bradley is an illustrator and character designer who draws things for kids – but adults secretly enjoy them too!

Super Dweeb will be available from all good bookshops from 15th June 2021 | ISBN 978-1398802452 | Pre-order a copy of Super Dweeb from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Jess Bradley is online at jessbradley.com | Twitter

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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