A special author event with Molly Knox Ostertag

{pages} is pleased to host award-winning graphic novelist Molly Knox Ostertag to discuss her newest release, The Deep Dark. Molly will be in conversation with Rex Ogle, author of Free Lunch and many other beloved titles. Join us at {pages} on Friday, July 12 at 6:30 pm.


About The Deep Dark

From Molly Knox Ostertag, writer-illustrator of the New York Times and ABA Indie bestselling The Witch Boy trilogy and The Girl from the Sea, comes a darkly beautiful story of identity, family, love, loss, and magic.

Everyone has secrets. Mags’s has teeth.

Magdalena Herrera is about to graduate high school, but she already feels like an adult with serious responsibilities: caring for her ailing grandmother; working a part-time job; clandestine makeouts with a girl who has a boyfriend. And then there’s her secret, which pulls her into the basement each night, drains her of energy, and leaves her bleeding. A secret that could hurt and even kill if it ever got out — like it did once before.

So Mags keeps her head down, isolated in her small desert community. That is, until her childhood friend Nessa comes back to town, bringing vivid memories of the past, an intoxicating glimpse of the future, and a secret of her own. Mags won’t get attached, of course. She’s always been strong enough to survive without anyone’s help.

But when the darkness starts to close in on them both, Mags will have to drag her secret into the daylight, and choose between risking everything . . . or having nothing left to lose.

About Molly Knox Ostertag

Molly Knox Ostertag is an Igntaz- and Prism-Award winning graphic novelist, 30 Under 30 Forbes scholar, and TV writer. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her spouse ND Stevenson.

Her middle-grade graphic novel debut, The Witch Boy, came out in 2017 from Scholastic, and is being adapted into a feature film by Netflix. It’s followed by the sequel The Hidden Witch in 2018 and NY Times bestseller The Midwinter Witch in 2019. Her latest book, The Girl From The Sea, debuted as a #1 YA Bestseller on June 1, 2021. Beginning in 2021, she began serializing a new YA graphic novel, Darkest Night, on her newsletter. It will be published by Scholastic under the title The Deep Dark on June 4, 2024.

She is also the writer of a trilogy of middle-grade Dungeons and Dragons books, Dungeon Club, with illustrator Xanthe Bouma.

Molly also writes for children’s TV animation. Notably, she wrote the GLAAD-nominated and Peabody Award Winning episode Enchanting Grom Fright for the Owl House.

About Rex Ogle

Rex Ogle is an award-winning author and the writer of nearly a hundred children’s books, comics, graphic novels, and memoirs—most notably Free Lunch, which won the ALA/YALSA award for Excellence in Non-Fiction.  

He has written under several pseudonyms, including Trey King and Honest Lee, but is currently focused on reimagining classic literature as modern or fantastical graphic novels as REY TERCIERO, under which he penned bestselling Meg, Jo, Beth, & Amy, as well as Northranger, nominated for both a Harvey and GLAAD Media Award.   

Born and raised (mostly) in Texas, Rex moved to New York City after college to intern with Marvel Comics before moving over to DC Comics, Scholastic, and Little Brown Young Readers.  As an editor, he championed over a dozen NY Times Bestsellers and worked (and often wrote) on major brands such as X-Men, Justice League, Star Wars, LEGO, Power Rangers, Transformers, Minecraft, Assassin’s Creed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Neil Patrick Harris’s Magic Misfits. 

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The Deep Dark: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338840001
Availability: Out of Stock, but we can likely order it for you. We will advise if we cannot.
Published: Graphix - June 4th, 2024

The Girl from the Sea: A Graphic Novel By Molly Knox Ostertag Cover Image
ISBN: 9781338540574
Availability: In Stock
Published: Graphix - June 1st, 2021

Pizza Face: A Graphic Novel By Rex Ogle, Dave Valeza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rex Ogle, Dave Valeza (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338574999
Availability: In Stock
Published: Graphix - July 2nd, 2024

Four Eyes: A Graphic Novel By Rex Ogle, Dave Valeza (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Rex Ogle, Dave Valeza (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338574968
Availability: In Stock
Published: Graphix - May 2nd, 2023