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Jay Stephens is the acclaimed underground cartoonist behind the classic LAND OF NOD comic books. That title's most popular characters have both been optioned for animation: Jetcat starred in some short cartoons on Nickelodeon, and Tutenstein is currently in development at the Discovery Channel. Recently, he returned to his signature creations for the current Oni Press all-ages comic book JETCAT CLUBHOUSE. Jay began his career in the early '90s, changing the face of independent comic books through his work on titles like SIN and ATOMIC CITY TALES. He also produced several issues of THE LAND OF NOD for Dark Horse that ultimately earned him an Eisner nomination, and he has collaborated with Mike Allred and Paul Pope, as well as working on several comics for DC. In May, 2001, Oni began their program to reprint Jay's classic work with their edition of The Land of Nod Treasury, and they plan to continue in 2002 with ODDVILLE, ATOMIC CITY TALES, and ultimately, collections of JETCAT CLUBHOUSE.
Welcome to Oddville. Here you will find flying babies, giant robots, undead rock bands, evil scientists, brick-throwing cats, talking monkeys, and eight-year-old super-hero Melanie McKay, better known as Jetcat! It all begins with a kiss. When young Tod Johnson gives Melanie McKay a peck on the cheek, Daisy appears and takes to the skies. From there, it's a mad dash through town for Jetcat to catch the gravity-defying infant and bring her back to earth. These things are things that can only happen in a place called Oddville, and only from the mind of a cartoonist like Jay Stephens. These classic comic strips began in independent newspapers before jumping into their own collected book, which then disappeared for many years, only now to finally return. Oddville is a curious, bizarre, and hysterical book unlike any other. And it contains the first ever appearance of Jetcat anywhere! Take a left at weird and head up the road for about a mile, and settle down in Oddville.