Pab Sungenis, the author of the YA novels GO TO HELL, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO COLUMBINE, and the Sidekick series from Month9Books, was born in the swamps of Southern New Jersey in 1969. He developed a childhood fascination with cartooning and drew a daily strip for his own amusement for two years before realizing he couldn’t draw. Wanting to get as far away from the visual end of things as possible he wound up in radio, worked for numerous stations including WSBU, WOND, WMGM, WSKR, WBNJ, WWBZ, and WKTU.
He describes his drawing ability as like that of “a mentally challenged rhinoceros on a Ny-Quil bender,” but thanks to the wonders of photo-manipulation and computer image editing, on February 8, 2006 he found himself creating “The New Adventures of Queen Victoria”, which has appeared ever since, first on Comicssherpa.com., and now in online syndication with gocomics.com. His first play, "Bearding the Lyons," debuted in January 2011.
He lives in New Jersey with his husband, Bryan Irrera, and far too many cats.
Bobby Baines is in high school, which is bad enough. But things go from bad to worse when his hero, Scarlet Knight, dies. Bobby is forced to take up his mantel, becoming the new Scarlet Knight. Only Scarlet Knight never had to deal with eking out a passing grade in math, keeping his fellow sidekicks in check, or stopping a giant squid from bearing down on his high school and crushing everyone inside. All this while trying to get the girl! It’s going to take a lot more than a cape, sword and fancy watch to fill Scarlet’s Knight’s shoes. After all, Bobby Baines is no super hero, he’s a Sidekick!
Praise for Sidekick
So do yourself a favor and check that book out or I’ll have to act on what the voices are telling me.