Natalie Riess and Sara Goetter's Dungeon Critters is a middle-grade graphic novel about a gang of adorable animal friends on a D&D style dungeon crawl.
Quests! Plots! Evil Plants! Magic and mayhem!
Join the Dungeon Critters—a tight-knit squad of animal companions—on a wild adventure investigating a sinister botanical conspiracy among the furry nobility. As they risk their lives traveling through haunted dungeons, swamps, and high society balls—they also come closer together as friends.
Motivated by rivalries, ideals, and a lust for adventure, these critters navigate not only perils and dangers of the natural world, but also perils and dangers…of the heart!
About the Author
Natalie Riess is a cartoonist from Pennsylvania. She now lives in Austin, TX, where she makes comics with her girlfriend and gets yelled at by their beautiful cat. She loves to draw food, nature, and horrible plant monsters. Her previous titles include Space Battle Lunchtime and Snarlbear.
Sara Goetter is a Pennsylvania-born, currently Austin-based cartoonist, where she draws comics with her girlfriend. She specializes in drawing goofy faces and dumb jokes, and cries whenever she thinks about frogs too much.
“Hilarious, heartwarming, and triumphantly FUN!” —Carey Pietsch, artist of The Adventure Zone series
“I can’t remember the last time a comic made me laugh out loud like this!” —Ngozi Ukazu, author of the Check, Please series
“Dungeon Critters has everything: thrilling adventure, fantasy hijinks, and a ragtag team of heartfelt dummies you’ll fall in love with!” —Cathy G. Johnson, author of The Breakaways
“I want to hop universes into the world of Dungeon Critters immediately. It’s a playful, clever fantasy that looks like a fistful of jewels. Kids are going to go wild for this!” —Aliza Layne, author of Beetle and the Hollowbones
"Dungeon Critters is a fantasy tale full of style, wit, and charm, featuring a cast of lovable characters and vibrant, expressive artwork."—The A.V. Club
"The whole book is vibrant—the characters and scenes jumping to life!"—Sequential Tart
"Jewel-toned art and fast-paced humor are sure to please young fantasy lovers, and clever visual puns and throwaway jokes might have parents picking up this quest for a quick giggle."—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A delightful middle-grade tale that is inclusive, imaginative, and complex." —Kirkus, starred review
"Jaunty, funny, and fun." —Publisher's Weekly, starred review
" A pure joy to read on a variety of levels, this is destined to be a hit with fantasy-adventure fans and beyond." —Booklist, starred review