Dana Simpson’s bestselling Phoebe and Her Unicorn series of comics collections and graphic novels is a sparkling sensation with middle-grade readers around the world. Join 9-year-old misfit Phoebe Howell and her vainglorious unicorn BFF, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, for hilarious and heartwarming adventures. Together, Phoebe and Marigold can tackle any challenge, from school bullies to goblin queens, and everything in between. Along the way, they discover that friendship is the most magical thing of all—after Marigold’s beauty, of course.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn series of middle-grade books has sold over 1.5 million copies to date, with multiple appearances on the New York Times Best-Seller List.
“…a hilarious, sweet, and unsentimental story…”
— Cory Doctorow, author of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom and Little Brother
“…unique and witty …”
— School Library Journal
“… nothing less than the best comic strip to come along since Calvin and Hobbes …”
— Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
“Hilarious and Smart.”
Dana Claire Simpson grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, drawing the entire time. She eventually graduated from The Evergreen State College, despite having spent all her time drawing, and not always for credit. From 1998 to 2008, she drew the internet comic strip Ozy and Millie. After winning the Amazon-sponsored Comic Strip Superstar Contest in 2009, Andrews McMeel Syndication signed her to a development deal for Heavenly Nostrils, which was later renamed Phoebe and Her Unicorn.
She currently lives in Santa Barbara, California, with her tech genius spouse and her fairly stupid cat.