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But only in the nicest way. The cartoonist behind intelligently creepy comics like Tiempos Finales, The Long Dark Train and Death-Day has created his first children’s book, Waga’s Big Scare. It won’t be available until closer to Halloween, but Amazon is taking pre-orders and Hiti says that the book will be available directly from him (with a personalized sketch) as soon as he has his copies. Stay tuned to his blog for details.
Amazon’s description of the book goes, “Meet Waga. Waga isn’t the biggest monster. Waga isn’t the hairiest or slimiest monster either. But Waga is the trickiest . . . and shouldn’t be trusted. Find out just how tricky Waga can be — unless you’re too scared to keep reading.” On his Facebook page, Hiti explains that he wrote it as an attempt to “deal with fear” and that it’s appropriate for ages for 4 to 6, depending on the child and the parents. “It might be a little scary,” he writes, “but it is goofy fun nonetheless.”