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The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza (Excerpt)

Check out The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, a new graphic novel by James Kochalka, available March 25th from First Second. You can read more about the process of designing the cover here on Tor.com!

The Glorkian Warrior isn’t the brightest bulb in the box, so it’s good he’s got his trusty talking backpack to advise him as they set out on a perilous journey to deliver a pizza. The pizza’s got clams and peanut butter on it, so it’s not clear who’s going to want it, but deliver it they will.

With bright, lively illustrations and classic prat-falls, this graphic novel for kids is 112 pages of super icky gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions—in other words, The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza is a winner!

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This is How You Create the Cover to The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza

Tor.com is pleased to present the adorable cover art for The Glorkian Warrior Delivers a Pizza, a new graphic novel for the young’uns by James Kochalka. available March 25th 2014 from First Second! Here is the official summary:

The Glorkian Warrior isn’t the brightest bulb in the box, so it’s good he’s got his trusty talking backpack to advise him as they set out on a perilous journey to deliver a pizza. The pizza’s got clams and peanut butter on it, so it’s not clear who’s going to want it, but deliver it they will. With bright, lively illustrations and classic prat-falls, this graphic novel is 112 pages of super icky gross-out humor and ludicrously bad decisions—a winner, in other words.

So how do you illustrate a pizza-delivering alien in a way that gets the point across? Below the cut, James shares his thoughts on the process of designing the cover, including several preliminary sketches for alternate images.

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