Stinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem is here!

Author Paige Braddock with her new book, Stinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem.
Author Paige Braddock with a copy of Stinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem.

It’s book release day for Cecil and his pond pals! Mudslide Mayhem is the third book in the Stinky Cecil series. Cecil and Jeremy make new friends, while Nesbit has his first experiences in the wild. Here’s a quick look:

It’s springtime at Cecil’s Pond and everything is coming alive: the flowers, grasses, insects, and butterflies. The marsh around the pond is all in bloom. Poor Nesbit (the chameleon) is overwhelmed by it all. He sees all the change as unsettling chaos!

Nesbit grew up in a pet store before moving to the pond. He has no idea what it’s like to live in the wild or where he fits in the chain of life. Cecil and his pond pals will have to help Nesbit along on his journey of self-discovery. Join Cecil and his friends as they celebrate all the diversity of life in the pond and the marsh that surrounds it. Sometimes, mayhem is good!

You can find Stinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem on Amazon and IndieBound. Happy comics!

A scene from Mudslide Mayhem of Nesbit and a ladybug.
Nesbit meeting his first ladybug.

Stinky Cecil Book 3: In the Works!

I just finished penciling the third Stinky Cecil book titled, Mudslide Mayhem!


The book will be out Spring 2018. I thought I’d share a few of the penciled panels along with a synopsis of the story. More updates to follow. Here’s to a fun adventure story starring a toad, an earthworm and a free-range hamster!

SC3-coverStinky Cecil in Mudslide Mayhem!

It’s springtime at Cecil’s Pond and everything is coming alive: the flowers, grasses, insects, and butterflies. The marsh around the pond is all in bloom. But wait, even after the spring rains subside, the water level in the pond keeps rising! Everyone must get to higher ground as they watch their homes sink beneath the surface. Even Jeff’s tree elevator is under water.

While Shelly, Nesbit and Sprout assist with the rescue operation, Cecil, Jeremy and Jeff set off to find the cause of the flooding. Will they be able to save the pond? Join Cecil and his pals for a muddy springtime adventure!

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And here is a photo from a recent book reading I did at the Elachee Science Center in Gainesville, Georgia. It was fun! Drop me a note if you’d like me to visit your school.


Terrarium Terror is Out!

SC2_COVER_finalThe latest installment in the kids graphic novel series, Stinky Cecil, is here! Join the pond gang and fun new characters in the second hilarious adventure, Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror!  Meet Nesbit, Cecil’s scary friend, a philosophical garter snake and third-graders Amelia, Teddy and not-so-nice Edgar.

Cecil and his amphibian pals are taking a well-deserved break after saving their pond from freeway construction when a third-grade science class shows up for a field trip. The kids nab Cecil for their classroom terrarium!

At first Cecil is terrified, but he quickly gets used to being a class pet. That is, until Nesbit the chameleon shows up. Nesbit wants to be just like Cecil, so he matches his colors and follows him all around the terrarium. He’s driving Cecil crazy!

Meanwhile, Cecil’s pals back at the pond are planning a rescue mission using Jeff the hamster’s radio controlled helicopter. But what will they do about Nesbit? Find out!

Author Paige Braddock brought copies of Stinky Cecil in Terrarium Terror! to LumaCon. Stinky Cecil fans gave it two thumbs up.

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Stinky Cecil Celebrates Earth Month

Operation Pond Rescue cover Author and Creative Director at Schulz M. Creative Associates, Paige Braddock, will be reading from her new graphic novel to celebrate Earth Month.

Released in February 2015, Stinky Cecil in Operation Pond Rescue is the hilarious tale of a group of amphibians (and one free-range hamster) who set out to save their tiny pond home from one very large steamroller.

Mark your calendars for the following
Stinky Cecil Earth Month readings on Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

9:00 AM PST
La Tercera STEM School
Petaluma, California

10:30 AM PST
Miwok Valley School
Petaluma, California

1:00 PM PST
Dunham Elementary School
Petaluma, California

4:00 PM PST
Petaluma, California

Stay tuned for more Stinky Cecil events on, Facebook, and Twitter. We hope to see you there!