ORC GIRL, my one-shot comic with artist Thomas Boatwright, is back in print for the first time in a year! You can purchase it at the Challenger Comics web store, or get a DRM-free .pdf version for just $1.
Below is a roundup of some (super lovely and very humbling) praise for the book, followed by a few preview pages.
"I didn’t even know I could love an orc untl I read Paul Allor’s Orc Girl. Funny, charming, bittersweet, and moving, I found myself dreading the end and demanding a sequel at the same time. Absolutely lovely in story and art, a perfect little comic, realized brilliantly."
— Gail Simone
"Paul Allor and Thomas Boatwright’s Orc Girl checks all the boxes for things I not only love, but ache for in fiction – non-traditional leads, surprising coming of age stories, strong female lead characters, stereotype busting, beautiful atypical art, and smart lovely writing. But sometimes creators forget that checking those boxes – whether for political correctness or passion – doesn’t make something good. It still has to be good. Orc Girl is GOOD.”
— Kelly Thompson, Comic Book Resources
"(Orc Girl) is not just a delightful coming of age tale, but the latest effort from a creator you definitely want to watch."
— Paul Montgomery, iFanboy
"An understated but emotional story… it all builds up to a delicate and heartbreaking conclusion."
— Michelle White, Multiversity
"Boatwright is able to skillfully convey a great deal of emotion through subtle shifts in lighting and the facial expressions of his characters alleviating Allor from having to tell readers how Fern and the other characters are feeling—hallmarks of smart graphic storytelling."
— Forrest Helvie, NerdSpan
"A beautifully told fantasy tale. It has a great sense of wonder, youth and vigour to it and it just tugs at the heartstrings."
— Dan Hill
"Paul Allor strikes gold again with a poignant, heartfelt story about the loss of innocence and how the world can crush your idealism simply by letting life get in the way, all dressed up as a fairy tale about friendly orcs. Thomas Boatwright’s cute visuals pack a surprising amount of emotional wallop, and Allor continues to mark himself out as a breakout-writer in waiting."
— John Lees, ComixTribe