Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt Go On An All-Ages Adventure in ‘Poppy and the Lost Lagoon’ [Preview]
Poppy and the Lost Lagoon is an all-ages adventure epic in the classic tradition of Tintin, but with a modern perspective on the world. It's written by Matt Kindt, of Mind MGMT fame, with art by Brian Hurtt, best known for The Sixth Gun. Having made their names doing comics for grown-ups, both creators are fully embracing the all-ages format, showing their love for old-fashioned globetrotting adventures.
The protagonist, obviously, is named Poppy, and she's a young girl descended from a line of great adventurers. She's accompanied by her guide and protector, Colt, a friend of her grandfather's, who has promised to look after her.
The other character we meet in this preview is Ramses, an ancient Egypt pharoah in a young boy's body who lives in a Manhattan penthouse full of strange and fantastical objects from around the world. Check out the preview pages below:
Here's what Matt Kindt has to say in the press release:
Poppy was a passion project that Brian and I have been working on for nearly two years. Having worked in comic for over a decade we both really wanted to do an all-ages adventure book. A book that evoked the books we’d read and loved as kids--books like Tintin, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Doc Savage, and Huckleberry Finn.
We wanted to make a book that would be fun and funny but also have some heart. A book that kids and their parents would fall in love with and a book that could really show off what we love about making comics and what makes the medium so great.
It's also a book borne of our friendship and love of the medium. Colt and Poppy are us--best friends that sometimes bicker, most of the time laugh, and above all else, share a love of adventure.
That’s what Poppy is to us. That, and an excuse to draw cut-away views, diagrams, puzzles, robots, talking shrunken heads, and highly evolved mollusks.
Hope you love it as much as we loved making it!
Poppy and the Lost Lagoon is a full-length all-ages graphic novel, which should already be available in comic shops, and arrives in bookstores on June 21.