WEIRD WILD WEST
Part 3 The Freaks of Mojo County
A New Novel by CARTER RYDYR
and ETHAN SOMERVILLE
Wraparound cover and interior illustrations
by SCAR: Steve Carter & Antoinette Rydyr
Published in 2019 by
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Based on the comic story, The Spazmos of Mojo County by Antoinette Rydyr and Steve Carter, available here.
On the hill overlooking Mojo Town looms the decaying edifice of the county orphanage, home to all the area's unwanted children. Siblings Sissy and Zak Spindler are paid to look after them and keep them safe. They seem to be doing a good job, for the youngsters are neither seen nor heard.
Unwed mother Louisa Bigelow drops her newborn son, Nathaniel, off in the dead of night, leaving town in tears. She hopes to return one day with enough money to take Nate back and give him the life he deserves.
However, Sissy and Zak have other plans for the new baby delivered into their arms. In the dank basement of the crumbling mansion lies a freakish laboratory where Sissy uses her surgical skills to corrupt innocent lives with a primordial ooze known as the Stuff.
Mojo Town's unwanted youngsters have been transformed into horrific freaks.
Only one child has not been affected by the Stuff, a fiercely intelligent boy named Bart. But Sissy considers him a failure and treats him like a servant. Bart befriends little Nate, whose growth has been accelerated and is being transformed into a cat-boy, and together they attempt a miraculous escape to track down Nate's mother.
But Sissy and Zak have a very long reach. Can Bartís brilliant mind help him and Nate to elude their evil clutches? Or will they be dragged back into the horrific plan Sissy and Zak have for the monstrous mutations they have created?