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BAGS (OR A STORY THEREOF) is Emmy Award-winning Patrick McHale's original novella adapted to the graphic novel format.

John Motts is a man who had a dog, but now his dog is gone so he has to go find it. BAGS is a story of love and suspense, tinged in mystery and allegory. 

This is the tale of John Motts. He is a man who had a dog, but now that dog is gone. John searches his house, his street, and his town, but the dog is nowhere to be found. John soon realizes that he must travel further, past the road and into the trees if he’s ever to find out the truth of what happened to his dog. 

Story by Patrick McHale

Adapted and Illustrated by Gavin Fullerton

Colors by Whitney Cogar

Letters by Marie Enger


  • Art direction from thumbnails to line art to colors.

  • Oversee lettering.

  • Copy-Editing.

  • Proofreading.

Available from Simon & Schuster.

"Working with Mike on Bags (Or a Story Thereof) and the Over the Garden Wall comics was a wonderful experience. He has a keen eye for details, good judgement, and was easy to communicate with through the process. I'm very proud of the comics we made together."

--Patrick McHale

(Creator, Emmy Award-winning Over the Garden Wall)

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