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The creators of Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth announced today that their first trade paperback will hit stores August 7th from their publisher Image Comics. The final order cut off for Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth Volume One (Diamond ID: JUN130497) for retailers is July 15th so fans should make sure and place orders with their favorite stores. The full color trade paperback compiles the four-issue story arc “Candie With Strangers” and retails for $9.99.

About Todd The Ugliest Kid on Earth Volume 1:

This critically acclaimed hit series (now ongoing!) brings its first story arc to the trade paperback format. Follow the misadventures of the Belluomo family and their infectiously optimistic, paper- bag-wearing son. Irreverent and politically incorrect, Todd tickles every taboo in one wild ride filled with ax murderers, cults, celebrity stalkers, and a neo-Nazi prison gang. Collects Todd, The Ugliest Kid on Earth #1-4.

Creators Ken Kristensen (Amazing Adventures of the Escapist) and M.K. Perker (Cairo, Air) will both be attending San Diego Comic Con and signings with occur at the Image Comics booth (#2729). Single issues will be on hand for signings at the convention.  The booth schedule is as follows:

Thursday July 18th: 5pm-7pm
Friday July 19th: 10am-Noon
Saturday July 20th: 10am-11am
Sunday July 21st: 10am-Noon

“The response to Todd has been amazing,” Ken Kristensen explained. “From retailer signings to conventions the fans are rabid for Todd. The sales of original artwork on have been intense. M.K. and I are touched and grateful.”


Digital copies of the books are available via, and the Comixology app and Image Comics app.

About Image Comics :
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit

About co-creator M.K. Perker:
Eisner-nominated comic book artist and writer whose work includes Cairo (Vertigo/DC), Air (Vertigo/DC), Insomnia Café (Dark Horse), as well as runs on Fables (Vertigo/DC), and most recently The Unwritten (Vertigo/DC). He is a member of the Society of Illustrators.

About co-creator Ken Kristensen:
Award-winning writer and comic book junkie. One of the greatest moments of his writing career was working with his hero Pulitzer-prize winner Michael Chabon on The Amazing Adventures of the Escapist (Dark Horse). He is a member of The Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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