Happy Book Birthday to the third Inspector Flytrap book!

10 Jan

Today’s the day to celebrate the one-and-only Inspector Flytrap and his lovely goat assistant, Nina. Their third book together, The Goat Who Chewed Too Much, is out today!


It actually got a star from Booklist! You can read the review here.

Once again, Tom made me laugh so hard with his wild and crazy words. And once again, he challenged me over and over again by throwing in all kinds of wild and crazy things for me to draw. LOTS of transportation (which I’m not too fond of drawing). LOTS of dogs (which I am very fond of drawing). LOTS of birds, cats, trash, pasta makers, and even a sloth. I thoroughly enjoyed getting around my lack of skill by “cutting corners”—I used a ton of old wood engraving clip art for all the stuff I was too lazy to draw. Those wood engravings  are the bomb.

Here’s one of my more cerebral contributions to the new book, a one-page comic. (There are random one-page comics by yours truly in all three of the books.) I had a ton of fun with them. Here ya go:

onepageflytrapI think our #1 goal in our lives together is to make each other laugh—and hopefully our readers will think we are as funny as we think we are!


We are dogs!

9 Responses to “Happy Book Birthday to the third Inspector Flytrap book!”

  1. jama January 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm #

    Congrats to you and Tom! Happy Pub Day!

    • Mark Winbery January 10, 2017 at 11:14 pm #

      Thank you, Cousin Cece! Can’t hardly wait to read your newest collaboration! It so amazes me to see your books at my favourite bookstore, yes, WalMart!

      • Cece Bell January 16, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

        WalMart! Ha ha! I just saw El Deafo there and was amazed that someone could buy that book along with groceries and a wrench and a pair of gloves. Crazy but true!

    • Cece Bell January 16, 2017 at 2:38 pm #

      Thank you so much, Jama! XOXO!!!

  2. Jess Stork Glicoes January 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm #

    Hooray on the starred review on Booklist! Looking forward to it coming into the library.

  3. Christina Nifong January 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm #

    Hurray! We LOVE Inspector Flytrap!

    • Cece Bell January 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

      Aw, thank you, Christina! So glad you’ve been enjoying the books. XOXO!

  4. Lea March 1, 2020 at 2:59 am #

    My daughter loves the Inspector Flytrap books and requested they be the theme for her 8th birthday party in April. I couldn’t find any merchandise so I ended up replicating him from felt, wire, and pipe cleaners. The soil in the pot if made from cupcakes.

    My daughter made sure to remind me that Nina needs to be pushing him on a skateboard for her actual birthday party.

    Hopefully, the photo link works!


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