Nick Abadzis

(with Jerel Dye)

A steampunk tale of high adventure on the grand Pigdom Plains.


All the sensible hogfolk in the Pigdom Plains know that if pigs were meant to fly, they’d have been born with wings but there’s no convincing Lily Leanchops. The daughter of renowned inventor Hercules Fatchops, Lily has watched her father’s flying machines fail time and time again. Working in secret, Lily is trying to build what her father couldn’t: an aircraft that actually works. And of course, she’s following his example and employing scientific principles alone, not magic. (Well, a protection spell or two doesn’t count, does it?)

Lily’s secret project takes on a new sense of urgency when a mysterious enemy emerges from beyond the mountains. The Warthogs are coming, and they’re piloting flying machines powered by dangerous magic spells. To save the Pigdom Plains, Lily must take to the skies in her own experimental aircraft and there’s no time for a test run…

YA/all ages

Spring selection (extraordinary reading experiences), Junior Library Guild, 2017

“Pigs Might Fly is a wild ride of a graphic novel that takes readers on a gripping adventure through skies in which science and magic meet… This is a great one to offer any kid who is still fairly new to the wonders of graphic novels today!”

– Barnes &

“Vividly Imagined adventure… secrets, treachery and evil schemes… rapid pacing, intense action sequences and a wealth of skilled female characters that will stick with readers.”

Publisher’s Weekly

“The most unexpectedly great graphic novel I’ve read this year… I highly recommend Pigs Might Fly to anyone who loves a good mix of fantasy, science, strong female characters, and incredible world building!”


“The world of Pigs Might Fly is 100% pig, with pig themed names for towns, people and sayings, not to mention a very cool pig-themed creation myth…”

“A storyline more serious than silly… filled with aerial action, adventure, and magic.”

“I, and everyone else who reads Pigs Might Fly, will be anxiously awaiting the next book in what I hope will be a series.”

“An entertaining, unique story with a fantastic heroine and an important message”

Imagination Soup