Nola's Worlds 1: Changing Moon

By Mathieu Mariolle
Illustrated by MiniKim

The two new kids are up to something. No one could be as good a baseball player as Damiano, and no one could be as charming as Inés. Where did they come from? And who are they really?

Nola can never get out of bed on time, and she doesn't have the energy or interest to do her homework. The one thing she's great at is making up stories, even though no one ever lets her finish telling them. Her presentation in biology class starts out, "It's a little known fact, but ferrets secretly run the world ... " and, as usual, the teacher tells her to stop, never realising that Nola's dreams may hint at something weird going on underneath the perfect (and perfectly boring) town of Alta Donna. Two new kids in school, Damiano and Ines, are hiding a secret that a dreamer like Nola can't help but wonder about. After one too many suspicious events, Nola decides to investigate-because maybe Alta Donna is a little too perfect to be real.

  • Manga-influenced art and visual language but with a uniquely energetic chibi and kawaii (funny and cute) look. Art style will stand out in the market as something special.
  • Funny, "every girl" heroine who incidentally wears nifty outfits.
  • The daily reality of family life, friends, and first steps into dating entwined with a fantasy plot.

About the author

Mathieu Mariolle was born in 1978 in Paris, France. After studying to be a translator, he returned to his childhood dream of writing books. He had been passionate about graphic novels ever since his father gave him a copy of the long-running Wild West comic book series Blueberry when he was five years old. His graphic novels include the series Pixie (with art by Aurore), published by Delcourt in French and TokyoPop in English. He biogs at

About the illustrator

Born in 1978 in Sarreguemines, Moselle, MiniKim has always had a passion for animation and art. As a kid she drew her own stories using characters from Japanese animation, but not until she was a teenager did she put aside her aspirations for a career in a rock band to devote herself fully to illustration. She studied animation in Luxembourg, and after several years of jobs in a variety of fields, began working as a Flash animator and children's book illustrator. She discovered a love of comics when attending the huge festival at Angouleme in France. She met author Mathieu Mariolle via the internet, and he offered her the Alta Donna project. With her husband, game designer MagicFred, she is the creator of the graphic novel series Job Academy (Dargaud). MiniKim has a website at, and lives in Montreal, Canada., Colorist Pop biogs at

ISBN: 9780761365389
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2010
Dimensions: 151 x 215mm, 136pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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