New From Z2 And Yo Gabba Gabba’s Parker Jacobs: ‘Toobaloth Goon Holler’ OGN

by Richard Bruton

Z2 Comics do it again, with a new kids graphic novel Toobaloth of Goon Holler from Yo Gabba Gabba’s art director, Parker Jacobs.

Seems like every week I’m writing at least one of these announcing some new project from Z2 Comics, a publisher becoming a bigger and bigger name with each new music-related graphic novel it announces. They’ve got projects with Blondie, Anthrax, Yungblud, and many more, as well as putting out graphic biographies for musical legends such as Charlie Parker, The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Dio, with more to be announced.

This week though it’s a new all-ages graphic novel by the art director behind the wonderful Yo Gabba Gabba! TV show, Parker Jacobs, the great-looking Toobaloth of Goon Holler.

Jacobs created The Goon Holler in 2012, with Christian Jacobs and Jon Berrett, as a children’s book about a Bigfoot and a wizard. In the graphic novel, Toobaloth is a very different sort of Bigfoot who gets roped into leading a troop of Goon scouts on a campout. On their way, they discover their beloved home, Goon Holler, might be under attack by aliens!

Yep, it sounds like a fun thing, full of wacky characters and fun adventures,  just as you might have seen in the Goon Holler books. But there’s more to it than that, with the announcement that there’s an original soundtrack available for music and comics fans of any age!

“What a rad opportunity to have all of the cryptid characters from the Goon Holler picture books come together in the graphic novel with accompanying soundtrack format. This way, it’s more universal and can be enjoyed by anyone. Kids, parents, aliens, bigfeet, giants, whatever!” – Parker Jacobs

Toobaloth of Goon Holler by Parker Jacobs will be released by Z2 Comics to comic shops on 4 August 2021, just in time for Free Comic Book Day, where there’s always a steady supply of children looking for the next book to love!

However, if you want it earlier, it will be available from the Z2 Comics store soon!

“Goon Holler is, for us, that welcome breath of fresh air. It’s been a pretty tough time for the world and we’re so glad we can welcome a story that is bright, fun and full of pure joy. While the book is meant for young readers it has also managed to melt our cold adult hearts; the music is super smart and you can’t help but get up and move. Parker (Jacobs) has given us the absolute perfect tonic for our enclosed, sedentary lives and opened up a new world full of sights, sounds and the real meaning of community and friendship. Goon Holler just might be the most timely book we’ve ever published.” – Sridhar Reddy (Z2 co-founder)

Now… a little bit of Goon Holler

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