Tucker Grizzwell’s Worst Week Ever

A modern day bear family meetsThe Simpsons in this rollicking yarn about one really, really terrible week.

Tucker Grizzwell is having the worst week ever. He is due to attend the annual Jaws & Claws weekend with his dad, where young grizzlies learn how to be terrifying predators. Problem is, Tucker doesn't even like to eat meat, let alone have to kill it first! Plus, didn't some kid get eaten last year during the dumpster-diving lesson?

And before he can even get to the weekend, Tucker must endure a week's worth of middle school indignities, including pop quizzes, too much homework, bad cafeteria food, friends who are not the brightest lighthouses on the coast, an older sister who ignores him in the hallways, and one very unfortunate bus ride. The graphic novel format is perfect for the showcasing the daily trials and tribulations of this middle school grizzly cub.

About the Author

Bill Schorr began his career as an editorial cartoonist for the Kansas City Star. He then spent several years with the Los Angeles Herald Examiner before returning again to the Star. He was staff editorial cartoonist at the New York Daily News from 1997 to 2001. Born in New York City, Schorr grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and Riverside, CA.

Ralph Smith began his career as a staff artist at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune following graduation from the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. While on assignment, he interviewed Dik Browne (creator of gar the Horrible) and eventually became Dik's assistant on Hägar for six years. Ralph has produced two syndicated strips of his own, Captain Vincible and Through Thick and Thin, both of which also ran for six years. Happily, he has written for Bill's strip, The Grizzwells, since the late '90s, surpassing his six-year jinx. He still resides in Sarasota.

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