Rhino-B and Stag-B are beetles and best friends who live in Bug Village. They work at the library and go on many journeys and think big existential thoughts. Filled with easy-going stories of friendship and adventure and wonderfully drawn in an expressive and joyful style. Laura Kneztger has created a comic book equivalent to Frog and Toad and I just love it so much. — Reilly Hadden
Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List
“Bug Boys is one of the best graphic novels I have read in a long time! Laura Knetzger gives us a set of quirky and delightful stories set around the best friend duo Stag-B and Rhino-B. Their friendship is strong and so is their sense of adventure. With complex, relatable themes and adorably illustrated pages, you cannot go wrong with Bug Boys!”
— Alexa Ochocki, Content Bookstore, Northfield, MN
Join two bug friends as they learn about the science of the world around them and the meaning of friendship in this early graphic novel series perfect for fans of Narwhal and Jelly!
Rhino-B is a brash, but sweet guy. Stag-B is a calm and scholarly adventurer. Together these two young beetles make up the Bug Boys, best friends who spend their time exploring the world of Bug Village and beyond, as well as their own -- sometimes confusing and complicated -- thoughts and feelings.
In their first adventure, the Bug Boys travel through spooky caves, work with a spider to found a library, save their town's popular honey supply from extinction, and even make friends with ferocious termites!
Join these two best bug buddies as they go above and beyond for each other and the friends they meet in their adventures.
“Bug Boys has a wonderful blend of silliness, introspection, adventure and the right amount of weirdness. I loved how Rhino-B and Stag-B deal with the pressure of being true to each other and to the new friends they make on their journeys.” – Drew Brockington, author of CatStronauts
About the Author
Laura Knetzger graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. She has worked as a storyboard artist for Adventure Time. She lives in Seattle and makes comics about feelings. You can find her online at @LauraKnetzger.
"Kids are going to love these characters, which is good, as more stories are already in the works…. Absolutely delightful.” —Booklist, starred review
“A whimsical rumination on friendship and being present in the moment." —Kirkus Reviews
“[A] quiet reminder that even parts of the environment that appear simple or insignificant may reveal a world every bit as complex as our own.” —Publishers Weekly