"The text contains some sophisticated vocabulary and literary references (there is a vampire named Bram, for instance), while remaining accessible. Fignation is a richly imagined world of fantastical creatures. The drawings throughout are engaging and make good use of moody,
saturated colors. A recreation of an Oddly Normal collection published in
2006 that expands upon the original story and has reimagined illustrations.
VERDICT This is Frampton's fully realized vision for Oddly Normal; it is worth adding to any collection, even those that already contain the earlier edition." - School Library Journal
"Frampton's art is refreshingly quirky,
with strong lines and bold use of color. The world he creates is full of fun and whimsy, and kids will easily relate to Oddly's struggle to become comfortable in her own skin. This will quickly become a favorite among comics fans." -
Normal, a ten-year-old girl with pointed ears and green hair - a half-witch who will be the first to tell you that having a mother from a magical land called
Fignation, also known as the Wicked Witch of the West and a father from Earth doesn't make it easy to make friends at school! On her tenth birthday, she blows out the candles on her birthday cake and makes a disastrous wish. Now, Oddly must travel to Fignation to uncover the mystery of her parents' disappearance.
Join Oddly as she navigates a strange new school, teenage angst, monstrous bullies, and Evil itself on an unforgettable fantasy adventure through the vibrant world of Fignation in Oddly Normal.
"A charming and relatable fish-out-of-water tale." Hope Larson, A Wrinkle in Time: The
About the Author
Otis Frampton is a comic book writer & illustrator. He is also one of the character and background artists on the popular animated web series "How It Should Have Ended." His comic book series Oddly Normal was published by Image Comics.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fun first volume about a half-witch The interestingly-named Oddly Normal finds herself in a magical world full of strange and colourful characters but she hasn’t necessarily landed on her feet. This is a cartoony fun comic collection probably more suited to a younger readership with an easy plot and clear colourful illustrations. Nicely done.