Cartoonist Rob Harrell '91 Authors Monster on the Hill

Cartoonist Rob Harrell '91 Authors Monster on the Hill

August 14, 2013

Rob Harrell, a 1991 graduate of DePauw University, has published his first graphic novel, Monster on the Hill. Published by Top Shelf Productions, the book has just been released.

"In a fantastical 1860s England, every quiet little township is terrorized by a ferocious monster -- much to the townsfolk's delight!," notes a synopsis. "Each town's unique monster is a source of local pride, not to mention tourism. Each town, that is ... except for one. Unfortunately, for the people of Stoker-on-Avon, their monster isn't quite as impressive. In fact, he's a little down in the dumps. Can the morose Rayburn get a monstrous makeover and become a proper horror? It's up to the eccentric Dr. Charles Wilkie and plucky street urchin Timothy to get him up to snuff, before a greater threat turns the whole town to kindling!"

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An art major at DePauw, where he graduated cum laude, Rob Harrell created the syndicated comic strip Big Top and currently writes and draws the strip Adam@Home.

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