Vacancy (Nobrow 17x23)

Vacancy (Nobrow 17x23)

Vacancy (Nobrow 17x23)

In a disheveled and ransacked backyard, a dog named Simon has been forgotten by his owners. Simon breaks free and partners with a raccoon and a deer who take him into the woods. But Simon realizes he is not quite ready to live in the wild. And in the abandoned areas of the town strange things begin to happen. . . .

Vacancy explores the ways that animals think; how they internalize their changing environment and express their thoughts, fears, or excitement.

Jen Lee currently freelances in a farmhouse in Idaho. Her clients include Drop Dead Clothing, Burton, Boom! Studios, and Nickelodeon.

From School Library Journal
Gr 5–7—More graphic short story than traditional graphic novel, Vacancy is a compelling tale of what lies beyond. Lee presents a question that many young people will relate to: What is out there just beyond the edge of what is known? Simon, an anthropomorphized dog sporting a green hoodie and hipster glasses, seemly left abandoned in a backyard, dreams of what lies beyond the fence, in the dark woods. When a deer and a raccoon show up, Simon sees his chance to explore, but soon realizes that he might be...

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