Now Tatulli is moving into other realms. He recently began the Desmond Pucket series, the story of a Junior High boy and his love of playing pranks on people – especially those involving monsters, ghosts, and gore. It is about fifty percent text and fifty percent drawings. I recently bought the first book, Desmond Pucket Makes Monster Magic, and it is hilarious and exposes some of the silly things parents and teachers say (though to be fair sometimes it only seems silly to children because they are unfamiliar with common metaphors and take things literally). Also, the book cover glows in the dark, so you know it must be good.
I gobble up this type of literature with or without pictures. Lio, Desmond, Calvin, Hobbes, Nathaniel (by me), and to a lesser extent, Flurry the Bear (by J. S. Skye) are all great characters. I’d love to have all of them in my collection.