If your favorite part of Pinocchio was when he got swallowed by the whale, or if your least favorite part of Moby Dick was how he didn’t even catch the whale…this comic may be for you.

Whalesville tells a classic story. Boy meets whale. Whale swallows boy. Boy discovers a secret town inside the whale. What more could you ask for?

Whalesville cover

Here’s the full description from Bad Idea comics:

When young Wawae – the seaborn son of a whaling captain – is thrown overboard and swallowed whole by a whale, he knows his father will relentlessly pursue revenge against the creature that stole away his boy. What he didn’t expect, however, is what he’s about to find inside: the town of “Whalesville” – a colorful, cobbled-together village inhabited by an astounding collection of talking sea creatures, including a crab named Caleb, an angler fish called Angela, and a seadragon that prefers to go by Lilly.

But, to Wawae’s new friends, Whalesville isn’t just their home, it’s the whole world – and they don’t understand the danger that now pursues them from above the waves or that they are even inside a whale at all. To rescue his new best buddies, Wawae will have to convince them of the truth…and save Whalesville before his own father sends them sinking into the inky depths forever.

Whalesville art

The comic comes from New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT). Whalesville visuals come from artist Adam Pollina and Eisner award-winning colorist Matt Hollingsworth.

Whalesville uniquely tells its story almost entirely in double-page spreads. The majestic “whale-sized oneshot” aims to weave a tale in the tradition of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli and Pixar.

Whalesville art

Bad Idea exclusively sells comics as hard copies in stores. Find your nearest location ahead of Whalesville’s May 2021 release.

Source: Bad Idea