Jonathan Case is an Eisner award-winning cartoonist whose works include Dear Creature, Green River Killer- A True Detective Story by Jeff Jensen, and The New Deal, an Amazon Best Book of the Year which was also nominated for Reuban and Harvey Awards. He lives in Silverton, Oregon, with his family. You can visit him at jonathancase.net.
"Jonathan Case takes speculative fiction into an entirely new
direction. . . . a gripping tale filled with science facts. . .
★ "Spectacular cartooning, meticulous world-building, and an arresting post-apocalyptic premise form the foundation of this exceptional graphic novel. . . . Case’s ink and watercolor illustrations are lush, dynamic, and impressively consistent from panel to panel, allowing readers to immerse themselves in a believable near-future. . . ."—The Horn Book, Starred Review
★ "For a postapocalyptic survival struggle, Little Monarchs is nothing short of a romp, vibrant with a sense of exploration, adventure, and discovery. . . . Case exalts science and its meticulous application and brings it to life through Elvie’s journal. . . . and the painterly, nuanced palette supports the story’s measured complexity. . . ."—Booklist, Starred Review
★ "A gripping and action-packed tale. Bold ink lines paired with vibrant watercolors lend an ethereal feel to the sun-drenched landscape, providing a whimsical gentleness to Case’s eerie, futuristic world. Elvie records nature observations and maps out her travels in her journal, balancing educational exposition with the ominous atmosphere of this fresh and timely apocalyptic narrative."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ "[A] prescient, thrilling, unusual and occasionally hilarious graphic novel. . . . Just about everything one might need to survive post-apocalyptic life on Earth is packed into these colorful pages. . . . Save the planet—read this book!"—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review
★ "The eclecticism of Case's lively visuals in this riveting graphic novel will keep readers both enthralled and learning. The book teaches some astronomy, botany, biology, entomology, animal science, knot tying, and more. Elvie's special relationship with Flora, along with her quick wit, scientific knowledge, and careful observation skills, makes her a character worth following. Yet she's all kid. . . . Superbly written and illustrated; keeps readers breathless and guessing until the end."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"This graphic novel packs a punch, expertly balancing science fiction with the looming environmental crisis, highlighting the delicate balance of every aspect of our planet’s relationship with the sun and our ecosystem."—School Library Journal