Straight laced supervillian Lord Ballister Blackheart’s life is thrown for a loop when a high spirited, wannabe villain named Nimona demands to be his sidekick. He would like nothing more than to be left alone but it’s hard to say no to her when she can shape-shift into a shark (or any other number of things) at the drop of a hat. Together they fight against the mysterious (and secretly evil) Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics. Lord Ballister betrays their friendship by looking deeper into the Nimona’s past. The fantasy meets science fiction universe is fun and quirky and the the art style is sketchy and expressive.
Noelle Stevenson never imagined that Nimona, which began as a webcomic she made to practice her skills during her time at art school, would go on to be a finalist for the National Book Award. She went on the write the fantastic young adult comic series Lumberjanes as well as working on Disney’s Wander Over Yonder and Marvel Comics. Nimona is currently under development as a full length animated film.