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The Origin Story


208 Pages, 6.46 x 8.27

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.99 (US $15.99) (CA $20.99)

Publication Date: January 2024

ISBN 9781761069277

Rights: US & CA

Allen & Unwin (Jan 2024)
A & U Children

Price: $15.99


Scarygirl is a major animation film, featuring the voices of Tim Minchin, Deborah Mailman, Sam Neill and more. A character with a multitude of fans worldwide, this original graphic novel revives Scarygirl's first adventure in her original 2D glory and includes pages from her creator's sketchbook.

Welcome to the world of Scarygirl.

Abandoned on a remote beach, Scarygirl doesn't know who she is or where she's come from. Blister, a kind and intelligent giant octopus, wants to keep her safe, but Scarygirl needs answers. Who is the strange man haunting her dreams? Will Bunniguru help her unlock the mysteries of her past? Can she trust the wily forest dwellers? Her journey takes her to the edge, and beyond...

'Scarygirl is a delight for the eyes.' The Guardian

'A visually stunning book...a bold spectacle.' Sunday Age

'The artwork explodes with vibrant colour and psychedelic imagery, drawing Scarygirl's world in bold and vivid detail...A whole feast of treats and surprises.' Centre for Youth Literature

Author Biography

Nathan Jurevicius is an illustrator, director, toy designer, author and concept artist. His work has appeared in numerous publications, advertising campaigns and galleries.

He specializes in creating immersive worlds inhabited by unique characters. His most acclaimed concept is the world of Scarygirl, an ever-evolving plethora of characters manifested through limited-edition figures, video games and animation.

Nathan is also known for the Australian Academy Award-winning Peleda universe, part of his ongoing owl-centric Lithuanian mythology series that includes collaborations with Kidrobot and IKEA.

Nathan lives in Toronto.