In this electrifying graphic novel debut, Polish animator and cartoonist Wojtek Wawszczyk uses magical realism to tell a moving tale of finding light in a life full of darkness. Mirroring the world we live in, the protagonist of this graphic novel comes from a broken home. However, in this case, the term is quite literal. Due to freak accidents at the steelworks where his parents work, his mom is snapped, his dad is flattened. As if that wasn’t enough to deal with, one day, he suffers his own life changing experience: mistakenly swallowing a glob of molten metal gives him the strange power to radiate heat and light like a lightbulb. As he grows up, evolving from Bulb Boy to Mr. Lightbulb, he finds that his unique abilities can be a curse and a blessing; while they alienate him from others, they also allow him to shine.
- ISBN: 9781683965244
- Author: Wojtek Wawszczyk
- Translator: Antonio Lloyd-Jones
- Published: 2022 , Fantagraphics
- Themes: Family, Family life, Fantasy and magic, Magic, visual metaphor
- Descriptors: Database, Fantasy, Graphic Novel, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Picture Book, Poland, Young Adult (ages 14-18)
- No. of pages: 624