Bog Eyed Books collects Tor Freeman’s “Welcome to Oddleigh”

Welcome to Oddleigh by Tor Freeman - Cover

Children’s publisher Bog Eyed Books have just published a fab collection of Tor Freeman‘s  Welcome to Oddleigh, available now in all good book shops and through online retailers.

Collecting  stories from the eponymous webcomic, Welcome to Oddleigh, we’re introduced to Chief Inspector Jessie and Sergeant Sid are tasked with policing the town of Oddleigh. It’s no ordinary place; strange things and bizarre behaviour are the order of the day. But Jessie’s sworn to uphold the law of the town, and she’s going to do it – no matter how weirdly its citizens are behaving…

Welcome to Oddleigh by Tor Freeman - Sample Art

“If Zootopia was a lot more like Hot Fuzz with a helping of Dr Seuss on the side, you might be half way to Tor Freeman’s tales of Oddleigh,” says Jenny Robins from The Quietus of this strip. “Freeman’s art is as expressive and polished as you’d expect from her healthy pedigree in children’s books, but this is definitely a fully realised comic and makes smart work of the medium.”


Welcome to Oddleigh by Tor Freeman - Sample Art

Welcome to Oddleigh by Tor Freeman - Sample Art

A London-based freelance illustrator, author and comic maker since 1999, Tor was was awarded a Sendak Fellowship in 2012. In November 2017, she was the winner of the Observer/ Cape/ Comica graphic short story prize.

Welcome to Oddleigh by Tor Freeman - Sample Art

Like her past work, Welcome to Oddleigh is suitably bonkers and exudes a wonderful charm in terms of both characters and story as the sample pages here indicate. Well worth a look!

Bog Eyed Books is children’s comic publisher from Gary Northfield, creator of international best seller Julius Zebra. They publish Gary’s very own Beano creation Derek the Sheep, and modern classics from the pages of  weekly comic The Phoenix, including Sarah McIntyre‘s Vern and Lettuce, Jim Medway‘s Sgt Chip Charlton and Mister Woofles, and Alexander Matthews and Wilbur Dawbarn‘s Useleus.

Welcome to Oddleigh
Paperback 64pp, £9.99
Out: Now
ISBN: 9780995555365
Suitable for ages 6-12
• Tor Freeman is online at | Bog Eyed Books is at

• Read Tor’s winning Observer/Cape/Comica entry “If You’re so Wise, How Come You’re Dead”, here

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Welcome to Oddleigh © Tor Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. 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 "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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