Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Alternative Comics
The Short Con
A loving and hilarious pastiche of the detective genre.
Legendary kid detective “Pops” Popowski prefers to work alone. But when she’s saddled with a rookie partner named Mary Branwell, Pops won’t stop until she discovers who offed Mary’s parents, whether Branwell wants her to or not.
“True Detective meets Encyclopedia Brown but set in a girls' orphanage.” —Mental Floss
Pete Toms is the Ignatz-nominated cartoonist known for his sardonically humorous comics On Hiatus and In Post (selected as a notable comic in the Best American Comics 2015) and others, which deftly walk the line between contemporary and science fiction.
Artist Aleks Sennwald is a writer and storyboard artist for the smash-hit TV show Adventure Time. Her illustration clients include The New York Times, The New Yorker, Cricket Magazine, and more. The Short Con is her first graphic novel.