Regular Strong Island followers will know all about local writer Angelo Tirotto’s debut graphic novel ‘No Place Like Home‘.
In L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” the displaced Dorothy clicks her red ruby slippers three times and gets transported back to her home, surrounded by loved ones and people who care about her.
Dee, the star of Angelo’s “No Place Like Home,” isn’t quite so lucky. Instead of finding herself in a magical land of munchkins, witches and jitterbugs, Dee struggles to make ends meet while living in Los Angeles. She does, however, return home, but it’s not thanks to magical footwear. Her parents’ death in a tornado takes Dee back to Emeraldsville where natural disasters aren’t the only things causing the townspeople to expire. As people begin to die mysteriously, the events of a night in 1959 lead to some truly horrific events.
The graphic novel features artwork from local artists Joe Loughbrough, Paul Tinker, Dani Green, Paul Taylor Ed Snyder, Dean Beattie and Simon Jacob.
Angelo is offering three Strong Island readers the chance to win a copy of the first novel. All you have to do is answer the following question by emailing Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Monday 29th April.
Q – In the movie, The Wizard of Oz, what was the name of the leader of the winged monkeys?