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Princess Decomposia and Count Spatula (Paperback)

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Overworked and underfed, Princess Decomposia is too busy running the Underworld to sit down for a decent meal--until Count Spatula comes along. He's kind, he's sweet, he's totally in love with Princess Dee. But will Dee's demanding father, the King of the Underworld, allow their romance to blossom, or will he separate the pair forever? You'll be amazed by how much Watson is able to communicate with simple lines and sketches. His style, which I'd describe as Tim Burton-meets-Madeleine, gets major mileage out of a stark black-and-white contrast and easy panel-to-panel flow. If your recipe for a good book is two parts romance, one part Halloween, and one part zany charm, this one is sure to hit your sweet spot! -- Matt (RBB Staff)

— Matt


Princess Decomposia is overworked and underappreciated.

This princess of the underworld has plenty of her own work to do but always seems to find herself doing her layabout father's job, as well. The king doesn't feel quite well, you see. Ever. So the princess is left scurrying through the halls, dodging her mummy, werewolf, and ghost subjects, always running behind and always buried under a ton of paperwork. Oh, and her father just fired the chef, so now she has to hire a new cook as well.

Luckily for Princess Decomposia, she makes a good hire in Count Spatula, the vampire chef with a sweet tooth. He's a charming go-getter of a blood-sucker, and pretty soon the two young ghouls become friends. And then...more than friends? Maybe eventually, but first Princess Decomposia has to sort out her life. And with Count Spatula at her side, you can be sure she'll succeed.

Andi Watson (Glister, Gum Girl) brings his signature gothy-cute sensibility to this very sweet and mildly spooky tale of friendship, family, and management training for the undead.

About the Author

Andi Watson was born and raised in the north of England where he loved to draw and read books. It rained a lot. Upon graduating college he realised this was the perfect background for a cartoonist. He has created comics for grown ups and children and those somewhere in between. Occasionally he's been nominated for awards (three Eisners, a Harvey, and a British Comics Awards). He works from home where he should buy fewer books or more bookshelves. He lives in Worcester with his wife and daughter.

Praise For…

“With an amusing (and occasionally decomposing) cast of floating skulls, eyeballs- on-skeleton-legs, and more, it's a comic that will charm younger readers and adults alike.” —Pubishers Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781626721494
ISBN-10: 1626721491
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: February 24th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English