Black Sand Beach 1: Are You Afraid of the Light? (Paperback)
This summer vacation is anything but a dream trip. The first book in a spooky, witty new graphic novel series from bestselling Blastosaurus creator Richard Fairgray, perfect for fans of Gravity Falls, Rickety Stitch, and Fake Blood.
Twelve-year-old Dash and his best friend Lily are spending the summer at Black Sand Beach, where Dash's family has a house. Lily can't understand why Dash isn't more excited. Three months of surf, sand, and sun. It should be a dream!
But Black Sand Beach is not that kind of vacation spot.
The house is a shack, and all of Dash's weird relatives are there. More alarming is the zombie ram that crashes through the front yard and the eerie voices calling out to Dash from the lighthouse--a lighthouse that hasn't been operational in a hundred years. . . .
So Dash has a new plan for his summer vacation. . . . Survive.
Full of unexpected twists, Are You Afraid of the Light? begins a delightfully creepy graphic novel series that readers will devour. (But keep a flashlight handy.)
About the Author
Richard Fairgray is a writer, artist, and colorist, best known for his work in comic books such as Blastosaurus and Ghost Ghost, and picture books such as Gorillas in Our Midst, My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur, and If I Had an Elephant. As a child he firmly believed he would grow up and eat all the candy he wanted and stay up as late as he liked. By drawing pictures when he wasn’t meant to and reading all the things people told him not to, he has made this come true.
All Richard needs to be happy is a good table to draw on and a nice scanner and lamp. He now owns multiple tables, scanners, and lamps in New Zealand, USA, and Canada so he can sit down and start working wherever he wakes up.
"Creepy, bizarre, and compelling."—Kirkus Reviews
"With a large cast and plenty of surprising developments, the book plants seeds for potential future story lines, even as layers of its mystery are peeled away to ensure immediate satisfaction. Funny and playful but also creepy and intriguing, Black Sand Beach: Are You Afraid of the Light? is an entertaining graphic novel that establishes a rich world of possibilities and impossibilities."—Foreword Reviews
"Fairgray keeps the humor high to soften some genuine spookiness and crafts a cast that readers will want to follow into future volumes."—Booklist
"creepy fun tempered by plenty of silliness."—School Library Journal
"This graphic novel was designed with digestible chapters allowing for good breaking points in the stories. . . . This first title in a new graphic novel series features just the right mix of Gravity Falls and Goosebumps that kids will love."—School Library Connection
"I loved the humor and weirdness of it. . . . the characters are so confident in this world that you take comfort in how they saunter through it."—A Fuse #8 Production