Welcome to Bug Village! This sleepy little village is home to Stag-B and Rhino-B, aka the Bug Boys! These two best friends love adventure and exploring the nooks and crannies of Bug Village, the surrounding forest, and their own minds. Along the way, they meet new bug friends (like spooky Dome Spider and shy Dragonfly), face their fears (Bees! Termites! Self-doubt!!), and see their friendship grow ever stronger. Bug Village is much bigger than it seems, let’s explore!
Bug Boys volume 1 collects all of the Bug Boys’ adventures to date, including some never before seen in print!
“Bug Boys is a true delight.” — Kris Mukai, Commuter
“Bug Boys is the shared fantasy we invented as children. Laura still lives there.” — Maré Odomo, Internet Comics
“Knetzger is a great cartoonist. I enjoy how she spaces words on the page. It’s breezy and bold, like a combination of comics and picture books. Bug Boys reminds me of how much fun it is to go camping and climb trees. Let’s all go do that after we read this book.” — Dash Shaw, Body World, New School
“Bug Boys is entomolightful!” — David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp
Laura Knetzger graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle and makes comics about feelings. Her Bug Boys comic zine series was nominated for an Ignatz Award in 2018. Bug Boys is her debut graphic novel series. She continues to work on comics and picture books in her spare time.
352 page paperback
Czap Books, 2015