Zac Gorman is a cartoonist and author from Detroit, Michigan. He worked as a storyboard artist on the Emmy Award-winning series Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network) and was nominated for an Annie Award for character design for his work on Welcome to the Wayne (Nickelodeon). He was also the inaugural writer of the New York Times bestselling comic series Rick and Morty, published monthly by Oni Press.
THISBY THESTOOP and the Wretched Scrattle
(HarperCollins, April 2019)
With unrest growing between the Kingdom of Nth and Umberfall, rumors of a conspiracy have caught the ears of the king. And control of the dungeon has been wrenched from the hands of those who have cared for it best.
The royally appointed overseer throws the dungeon into chaos - the fire bats are out of their cave, the trolls are wide awake, and, most telling of all, the dire rats are acting strange. What’s worse is that every day more and more monsters are turning up dead and Thisby can’t discern any pattern to the fatal attacks. But there may be a way to put things back like they were - the Wretched Scrattle.
Beginning in the very deepest tunnels of the dungeon, the Wretched Scrattle’s tournament victor will claim the ultimate prize of becoming the new Master of the Black Mountain. No one knows the dungeons quite like Thisby, and if she wins she’ll have it back to running like dünkeldwarven automata - that is, if she can make it out alive.
THISBY THESTOOP and the Black Mountain
(HarperCollins, April 2018)
France (Editions Milan)
On any given day, Thisby Thestoop can be found up to her nose in griffin toenails, gnoll spittle, and troll meat (to give to them, not made of them). And now, as the gamekeeper for the Black Mountain dungeon, Thisby has been roped into another job—saving the princess’s skin.
When the prince and princess arrive for a Royal Inspection, Princess Iphigenia winds up lost in the tunnels of the dungeon—without her guards or her younger twin brother—and it’s up to Thisby to guide her safely past the hoards of minotaurs, wyverns, ghouls, and who-knows-what-else that would love nothing more than to nosh the royal highness for dinner.
Thisby and Iphigenia have a dangerous adventure ahead of them. If they’re going to rescue the missing prince, stop a mounting war, and keep safe all the creatures who call the mountain dungeon home, they’ll have to learn how to trust each other.
Invasion of the Candy Snatchers
(Oni Press, Oct. 2014)
Dwayne McDuffie Award Nominee
Klem and his pals aren't the most popular Grubbins in candy-starved Repugia, but Klem's hoping that will change once he brings a hoard of candy back from the human world. After all, it's Halloween, so there's candy everywhere! Unfortunately, there're also bullies everywhere, ready to steal all of Klem's sweet, sweet loot. Will he and his friends make it out alive, or are they doomed to an eternity of sugar-free torment?