Hang Glider and Mud Mask
Publication Date: November 2012
One lives high in the sky. The other lives deep underground. Follow Hang Glider and Mud Mask as they fly down and climb up to meet each other halfwayon the surface of the earth and in the center of the book. Hang Glider & Mud Mask is uniquely constructed with two front covers, two spines, and a Z-shaped binding that links the two sides of the story. Will you begin from the Hang Glider side, or flip the book around and start from the Mud Mask side? It’s your choice. (And since one half’s finale becomes the other half’s front cover, it’s hard to stop and put the book down.)
Brian McMullen lives in San Francisco with his wife and two sons. He edits and designs the McSweeney's McMullens children's book series for McSweeney's.
Jason Jägel lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters. His work has been exhibited internationally for almost twenty years. This is McMullen and Jägel's first book for children.
"This is awesome."
"Wholly original... With imagery and palette as unusual as the format, it's an oddand oddly successfuljourney."
Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"To reach the arms I grabbed my wing and found the cliff and ran and leapt. . . .
To reach the legs I turned the key and climbed the stairs to the ladder . . ."
from the book