While others do "penguin" things, Chilly da Vinci - self-declared inventor penguin, builds machines that don’t work...yet! Chilly ties into the popular "maker" movement with humour and imagination

When Chilly's latest invention, the Good Bird crashes into the penguins' home iceberg, it separates a chunk of ice and sends the penguins drifting out to sea. Can Chilly invent a machine to get them home before a hungry orca nibbles the ice away? The book includes an author’s note about the Leonardo da Vinci and the inventor's early failures.


J. Rutland (Jarrett Rutland) writes and illustrates picture books and graphic novels. He's always felt pulled toward sequential storytelling. As early as kindergarten he was using free time to write illustrated books about vampires with his best friend. And in college, his thesis was a series of comic panels. These days vampires don't fascinate him as much as goofy mash-ups. This is his third picture book. He’s currently working on a graphic novel about his grandfather and another one about robot samurai penguins. He lives with his wife, son, and black dog in Asheville, North Carolina. Learn more at https://www.patreon.com/escapistcomix.

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