Tugboat Press


It's a Penny Nichols summer!

June 12th, 2019

Our new book is here! PENNY NICHOLS, a graphic novel about a young woman who falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie, is out now in bookstores and comic shops everywhere! This is a fun one. Check it out! 

Current Releases

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Penny Nichols

by MK Reed, G.Means & Matt Wiegle

208 pages ~ $19.99

Stuck working mind-numbing temp jobs, Penny Nichols yearns to break free from the rut she's found herself in. When, by chance, she falls in with a group of misfits making a no-budget horror movie called Blood Wedding, everything goes sideways. Soon her days are overrun with gory props, failed Shakespearean actors, a horny cameraman, and a disappearing director. Somehow Penny must hold it all together and keep the production from coming apart at the seams.

This hilarious graphic novel is a loving tribute to the chaos and camaraderie of D.I.Y. filmmaking, and the ways we find our future and our family in the unlikeliest of places.

Published with our friends at Top Shelf.

Order from Amazon, Powells, Indiebound, or anywhere books are sold.
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My Brother the Dragon

A Picture Book for Kids by Galen Longstreth and Jonathan Hill

32 pages ~ $6.00

"I have a little brother who has dragons on the brain. It's dragons, dragons all day long. He's driving me insane."

Tugboat Press is proud to present our brand new picture book for kids. My Brother the Dragon is the story of two young siblings, a little brother who is obsessed with all things dragon related (dragon toothbrush, dragon underwear, dragon costumes, so many dragon toys) and an older sister who's had it up to here with all this dragon nonsense! Told in charming rhymes by Galen Longstreth and illustrated in full color with energy and humor by Jonathan Hill, My Brother the Dragon is a fun tale of sibling rivalries, childhood obsessions, and the little things that drive us crazy about the people we love.

Online ordering info coming soon.

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The Cute Girl Network

By MK Reed, G.Means, and Joe Flood

192 pages ~ $17.99

A rollicking romantic comedy from MK Reed (author of Americus), G.Means, and Joe Flood (artist on Orcs andHellcity), the book tells the story of Jack and Jane, two punk kids living in the big city. Jane is the best skateboarder in town and Jack sells soup on the street for minimum wage. After a few dates, things are look pretty good for our young couple until The Cute Girl Network (an information clearinghouse for ex-girlfriends) gets involved and proceeds to tell Jane all about Jack's embarrassing dating history. Their message is clear: DUMP HIM!

Order online from Amazon.

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Papercutter #16

A Comic Book Anthology

32 pages ~ $4.00

Papercutter #16 is the latest issue in Tugboat Press's long running anthology series dedicated to showcasing the best young, underexposed and emerging comic book artists. This issue features a darkly compelling cover story by Joey Alison Sayers (Just So You Know), that follows the life of a middle school science teacher as his noble ideals about his profession start to crumble around him. Liz Prince (I Swallowed the Key To My Heart) returns with a brief look at the inner workings of her mind and finds it all to be pretty cool actually. Alexis Frederick-Frost (The Courtship of Miss Smith) wraps up the issue with a lush tale of a hunter who finds some of her prey to be adorable. Additional art by Nate Beaty.

Order online from Radiator.


Also Available

  • Penny Nichols ($19.99)
  • My Brother the Dragon ($6.00)
  • The Cute Girl Network ($17.99)
  • Papercutter #16 ($4.00)
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