Discover a Mysterious Magic in New OGN by Sam Davis and Lisa Moore in September 2024

BOOM! Studios today announced HEX VETS: THE RIVER GUARDIAN SC, a brand new middle grade magical adventure and the inspiration behind the Nickelodeon animated series, HexVets and Magic Pets! Creator Sam Davies (Stutterhug) along with cartoonist Lisa Moore (Adventure Time, Garfield) continue the witchy misadventures of Nan and Clarion,  and their close-knit practice of helping animals…by trying to be the best veterinarian witches they can!

A seemingly normal day at the clinic turns strange during a visit from a magical creature making wild prophecies–when he usually just predicts the weather, helps find lost household items and announces the arrival of the River Guardian’s otter messengers!

Nan and Clarion discover something in the water is making river creatures, both magical and normal, behave in odd ways: beavers building elaborate wood houses teetering on the edge of collapse, kelpies casting aside their magical disguises when trying lure people to the water, and ice swans making ear-piercing mating calls that freeze chunks of water solid–all similar to the creature at the clinic. The creature’s owner may have something to do with this whimsical madness, so Nan and Clarion must quickly work together to brew a solution and set things right!

“I’m so happy to have finally got giant magical otters into a comic,” said Sam Davies. “What story wouldn’t be improved by giant magical otters?? And I’m very grateful to have Lisa onboard as an inker for book 3, otherwise I’m not sure the project could have got done!”

HEX VETS: THE RIVER GUARDIAN SC will be available in comic shops September 18, 2024 and available in bookstores everywhere September 24, 2024. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including Kindle, iBooks, and Google Play. 

About Sam Davies:

Sam Davies is a committed doodler living in the South East of England. She made the silent webcomic Stutterhug for many years, which now has a print volume with Hiveworks and the full archive can be read at www.stutterhug.com. She also creates the ongoing childrens magical adventure strip Tooth and Claw Academy for The Pheonix Comic in the UK. She posts on instagram, tumblr and the site formally known as twitter @stutterhug. 

HEX VETS: THE RIVER GUARDIAN is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series Mech Cadets by Greg Pak and Takeshi Miyazawa; Just Beyond by R.L. Stine, Kelly & Nichole Matthews, and Irene Flores; ORCS! By Christine Larsen; The Princess Who Saved Herself by Greg Pak, Jonathan Coulton, and Takeshi Miyazawa; Forever Home by Jenna Ayoub; Jo & Rus by Audra Winslow, Hex Vet by Sam Davies; Drew and Jot by Art Baltazar; and Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre.