If Zootopia was a lot more like Hot Fuzz with a helping of Dr Seuss on the side, you might be half way to Tor Freeman’s tales of Oddleigh. Freeman’s art is as expressive and polished as you’d expect from her healthy pedigree in children’s books, but this is definitely a fully realised comic and makes smart work of the medium.

Jenny Robins, The Quietus

Welcome to Oddleigh book cover

Welcome to Oddleigh

by Tor Freeman

Chief Inspector Jessie and Sergeant Sid are tasked with policing the town of Oddleigh.

Oddleigh is no ordinary place; strange things and bizarre behaviour are the order of the day.

But Jessie’s sworn to uphold the law of the town, and she’s going to do it – no matter how weirdly its citizens are behaving…

Tor Freeman graduated from Kingston University in 1999 with a degree in illustration, and had since written and illustrated a selection of picture books which are published in several countries. These include the Olive series, Digby Dog Delivers, Showtime for Billie and Coco and Toucan Brothers. In 2012, Tor received the prestigious Maurice Sendak Fellowship and in November 2017 she was the winner of the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize for her graphic story, If You’re So Wise, How Come You’re Dead? She works from a shared studio in London.

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  • Paperback 64pp £ 9.99
  • Publication date 17/09/2018
  • ISBN 978-0-9955553-6-5
  • Age 6-12 years old
  • Children's humour Comics