Author of the bestselling Star Wars Origami Yoda series of books, Tom Angleberger told KMRS that the success he found with those books led to him being able to do his first graphic novel now being released and based on an already popular character: “Geronimo Stilton: The Graphic Novel – The Sewer Rat Stink.”

“That’s one of the many doors that Origami Yoda has opened up for me,” said Angleberger. “They gave me a chance to take one of Geronimo’s adventures that had never been published in America before, and they gave me the chance to turn it into a graphic novel. It was a BALL! The story that they gave me had so much great material in it, I just had so much fun making it into a comic book.”

Angleberger said the Stilton character, a mouse, fits well with his own character because he’s so emotional. He does not describe himself as a great artist, but said he tries to find the “Wow” factor for kids when he writes.

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