Game Over. Continue? – Mad Cave Studios Announces New OGN, Attaboy

“There’s a video game from when I was a kid that no one else seems to remember.”

Boy robots. Fallen fathers. Evil motherboards. Do we ever stop playing the games we played as children? Coming in May 2024 is the newest original graphic novel from Mad Cave Studios, ATTABOY, written and illustrated by cartoonist Tony McMillen (Serious Creatures, Lumen).
A comic disguised as a video game instructional booklet, the tale of ATTABOY follows our “byte”-sized hero as he avenges the destruction of his father and creator, Dr. Atta, in a colorful and personal allegory of grief.

“Comics are a lonely pursuit in a lot of ways. Especially self-publishing comics,” said Tony McMillen. “After posting Attaboy on Kickstarter 4 years ago, I’m tremendously happy that the book has found a new home with Mad Cave Studios. Having a group of savvy people who are as excited as I am about this makes me confident that the large audience we both feel is waiting for a book like this will sit up and take notice…and that makes my toes tap!”

Writer, Artist, & Letterer: Tony McMillen
Release Date: May 29th, 2024
ISBN: 9781545811757

Synopsis: “There’s a video game from when I was a kid that no one else seems to remember.” Attaboy is an action-adventure comic disguised as an illustrated instructional booklet for a video game. The “byte”-sized hero is forced to avenge the destruction of his father and creator, Dr. Atta, by the sinister rebellious mechazoid Motherboard. However, the turn of each page unravels a much deeper story of pixelated thoughts, real world references, and heartbreaking truths.

Meet the Creators!

Writer/Artist, Tony McMillen (He/Him)
Tony McMillen makes comic books as well as some books without pictures too.
Even though those usually also contain a few pictures.

He can’t help himself.

Besides Attaboy, he’s the creator of the sci-fi fantasy comic Lumen and Serious Creatures; his comic series about a teenage special fx artist working in Hollywood through the 70s, 80s and 90s. His prose novels include the heavy metal horror novel An Augmented Fourth published by Word Horde, and folk rock dystopian epic The Bleeding Tree Trilogy.

He thinks Alien is a better xenomorph movie but Aliens is a better Ripley movie.

His go-to karaoke song is “On the Dark Side” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band.


Start game? We’ve got your first look inside the pages of our upcoming original graphic novel, Attaboy! Click through to check it out below!

ATTABOY is now available for pre-order on the official Mad Cave Studios website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on May 29th, 2024!


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