Hereville #[1] - How Mirka Got Her Sword
([November] 2010)

Harry N. Abrams, 2010 Series
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Price
15.95 USD; 18.95 CAD; 9.99 GBP
Pages
152
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Amulet Books
Brand
Amulet Books
ISBN
978-0-8109-8422-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780810984226 51595
Color
Color
Dimensions
6.25" x 9.25"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Graphic Novel

Issue Notes

LCCN 2010924236.
Per indicia: Copyright 2010 Barry Deutsch. Printed and bound in China.
Only date in book is copyright date. Month of publication taken from publisher's website.
Author's Note explains that the book was drawn "using Photoshop and a Cintiq tablet," and colored in Photoshop as well.


Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl (Table of Contents)

Hereville / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Barry Deutsch
Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch
Colors
Jake Richmond
Letters
Barry Deutsch; Chad W. Beckerman (design)

Genre
adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mirka Hirschberg

[Endpapers] (Table of Contents: 1)

illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch

Indexer Notes

The front endpapers (inside front cover and first two interior pages) and back endpapers (last two interior pages and inside back cover) endpapers, designed by Deutsch and Chad W. Beckerman, have the same motif of repeated head shots of the cast.

[Title Page] (Table of Contents: 2)

Hereville / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch
Colors
Jake Richmond
Letters
typeset; Barry Deutsch (design); Chad W. Beckerman (design)

Characters
Mirka Hirschberg

[Blank Page] (Table of Contents: 3)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

A blank verso page follows the title page and precedes the story.

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (Table of Contents: 4)

Hereville / comic story / 139 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Deutsch
Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch
Colors
Jake Richmond; Barry Deutsch (assist; see Notes)
Letters
Barry Deutsch

Genre
adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Mirka Hirschberg; Fruma Hirschberg [Mirka's stepmother]; Zindel Hirschberg; Yitzchok; Manis; a witch; Gittel Hirschberg; Rochel Hirschberg; a talking pig; Poppa Hirschberg; Ma Hirschberg (image); a troll
Synopsis
Mirka, 11 years old, is a smart, imaginative girl in an Orthodox Jewish community who one day meets an actual witch and her talking pig. The pig vows revenge on Mirka for having stolen a grape from his garden, but she later saves him from the bullies who torment her brother, Zindel. As a reward, the witch tells Mirka, who fancies becoming a dragonslayer much moreso than she does becoming a wife, where to find a proper sword right in their hometown of Hereville, but she'll need her stepmother Fruma's advice on fighting trolls.

A Hereville Sketchbook: Designing the Troll (Table of Contents: 5)

Hereville / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Deutsch
Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch
Colors
Barry Deutsch
Letters
Barry Deutsch; Chad W. Beckerman (design)

Genre
adventure; children; fantasy-supernatural

[Publication Data] (Table of Contents: 6)

credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Deutsch
Pencils
Barry Deutsch
Inks
Barry Deutsch
Colors
Barry Deutsch
Letters
typeset; Barry Deutsch (design); Chad W. Beckerman (design)

Indexer Notes

A page with acknowledgments, Author's Note, Publisher's Note, indicia, colophon, and spot illustration precedes the endpapers.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Hereville / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Yet Another Troll-Fighting 11-Year-Old Orthodox Jewish Girl
    Hereville
  2. 1. [Endpapers]
  3. 2. [Title Page]
    Hereville
  4. 3. [Blank Page]
  5. 4. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword
    Hereville
  6. 5. A Hereville Sketchbook: Designing the Troll
    Hereville
  7. 6. [Publication Data]
  8. 7. ["Mirka Hirschberg is a spunky, strong-willed eleven-year-old..."]
    Hereville
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