Luke Pearson has fast become one of the leading talents of the UK comics scene. He was the winner of Young People's Comic category at the British Comic Award in 2012 and been nominated for the Eisner Award's Best Publication for Kids and Best Writer/Artist in 2013. He recently worked as a storyboard artist on the cult show Adventure Time. Luke is a frequent contributor to comic anthologies in the UK as well as self-publishing a number of small-run homemade comics.
Hilda is coming to Netflix in 2018! ONE OF Slate'S 10 FAVORITE COMICS OF 2016 ONE OF MENTAL FLOSS'S MOST INTERESTING COMICS OF 2016 ONE OF Paste Magazine'S BEST KIDS COMICS OF 2016 ONE OF ALL THE WONDERS' BEST COMICS OF 2016 "Plain smart and moving. John Stanley's Little Lulu meets Miyazaki." --Guillermo Del Toro Pearson's utter lack of pretension keeps Hilda feeling fresh, while his reading of folktales and Tove Jansson's Moomin series embeds Hilda in the long history of children's stories. [...] Hilda's dilemmas, while fantastic, also feel real [...] Pearson has found a lovely new way to dramatize childhood demons, while also making you long for your own cruise down the fjords. --The New Yorker Pearson has perfected Hilda's Scandinavian-style fantasy world, and his artwork is as captivating as ever. --Booklist, STARRED REVIEW Luke Pearson's Hilda books are the most imaginative, most inspiring, and most beautiful all-ages stories published in the past decade. [...] This newest volume [...] is the best yet, suggesting that Hilda may join Tintin and the Moomins as comic-book immortals. --Slate, Slate's 10 Favorite Comics of 2016 FIVE STARS [...] Another stunner in the episodes of Hilda. --Youth Services Book Review One of Today's Parent's 25 Best Kids' Books For Fall 2016 With a wonderfully expressive color palette and ever-sterling eye to quiet, unblemished storytelling, Pearson's latest stands proudly among his other works. We look at works like Tintin as being distant memories of faded comics greatness; but Hilda is a series which surely will one day be looked at as a successor to the works of people like Herge, and a future classic in its own right. --Comics Alliance An imaginative, heartwarming, beautifully illustrated tale that all ages can enjoy. Exploring the relationship between Hilda and her single mother, it's a great read for parents and their children, providing plenty of visual stimulus for younger readers in the context of an engaging narrative with a strong emotional foundation. --AV Club Hilda is such a smart, delightful and relatable character for adventurous young girls to read about. --Mental Floss a significant turning point in the series [...]Pearson's proven that this isn't a series of books that repeat actions from episode to episode, but rather a coherent serial that's slowly building to something more fantastic, calling back to old characters and details that may not have seemed important when they were introduced. --Rob Clough Hilda is back and as charming and adventurous as ever. --The Wandering Bookseller I heartily recommend the Hildafolk stories for young readers - especially those who love fairytales and myths - and for whom you would like to provide strong role models who don't just slay the dragon and leave. --Yuricon