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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the POIKO by Brian Middleton Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Book

Poiko Quests & Stuff book cover

POIKO: Quests Stuff

Author: Brian Middleton

Editor: Rebecca Taylor

Publication Date: April 12, 2022

Publisher: Wonderbound

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, KoboTBD,

A new adorable anthropomorphic adventurer awaits, and his name is Poiko! Perfect for fans of Mouse Guard, Little Robot, and Hilda!


Have you ever had to deliver a care package to a dragon with allergies? Have you ever been waylaid by a school of space fish? That’s just an average day for Poiko, the kingdom’s most reliable courier. The world can be a big, scary place, but it can also be wondrous. Sad things can happen, but there are always good friends to turn to, or new friends to make. And no matter what, there is always, always someone who could use your help. Poiko learns all these lessons and more every time he brushes his tail, pulls on his hoodie, and steps out into a new adventure. The philosophical whimsicality of Calvin & Hobbes meets the fantasy-scapes of Adventure Time in this modern-day classic.

Reviews for Poiko

#1 Weekly pick from Good Comics for Kids!

“In this sincere and exuberant fantasy adventure … Fanciful, visually engrossing backdrops and the sprawling cast of characters bring to mind classic Sunday comic aesthetics.”― PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

“Poiko: Quests and Stuff will delight young readers and drop them into a world that’s magical and interesting while reflecting something incredibly human in the way the characters interact with their community.” — Eliza Viera ― Gate Crashers

This sweet character is a great listener. Poiko helps others on his adventures with trees, dinosaurs, and cloud fish. The wonderful graphic novel shows just how compassionate Poiko is and gently deals with sadness. This empathetic learning tool is great for middle grade readers . Kim Wilch


Bookmarks, Digital Wallpapers, and Poster, HERE!

About the Author

Brian Middleton has been telling stories in one form or another for his whole life. His first comic book (published by his brother’s 4th grade teacher and the school’s copy machine) sold out at the distributor level. After that there was no looking back! He continued drawing as the years went on and wrote several short stories. Eventually he married the woman of his dreams and together they started a family.

At this point his mind began to drift back to his first creative passion: comic books! After dipping his toe in the water with a handful of self-published and work-for-hire comics he decided to take the deep dive and create his first series, Wulfborne. The three issue mini-series, published by Scout Comics, released in February 2019 to rave reviews. The comics review site, Reading With A Flight Ring, called the book “an understated masterpiece of fiction” and called Brian “a madman, a fool and a genius”, which, as far as anyone knows, is all true. With the creation of Wulfborne complete Brian has turned his creative attention toward his next project, Poiko: Quests and Stuff. The rest of his attention is focused squarely on his one wonderful wife, two beautiful daughters and six (feel free, dear reader, to fill in here the adjective of your choice) cats.

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Enter the Giveaway!

2 winners will receive a finished copy of POIKO, US Only.

Enter here – and good luck to you!

Poiko Quests and Stuff Blog tour schedule

Poiko Tour Schedule

4/18/2022Bri’s Bookish 
4/19/2022Nonbinary Knight Reads
4/19/2022Lifestyle of Me
4/20/2022The Clever Reader 
4/20/2022The Momma Spot
4/21/2022Two Points of Interest
4/22/2022More Books Please blog

Thank you for reading about Poiko: Quests Stuff. Take a minute to check out my new release children’s book, Peter the Turtle Can’t Poop, which hit #1 New Release in ten categories on Amazon.

-One More Exclamation, Kim Wilch

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