Tereza Verecká, Mikuláš Podprocký (ill.)

Tereza Verecká (b. 1985) is an author, dramaturge and playwright. She studied scriptwriting at the Jaroslav Ježek College and theater dramaturgy at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, in Prague. She is the author of several radio plays and children’s stories, in addition to other texts for children and adults. She is an active member of the BodyVoiceBand theater group.

Mikuláš Podprocký (b. 1978) is a Slovak artist who left his sculpting practice to dedicate himself to videogame development and comic book writing and illustration. He worked on videogames such as Mafia 2 and Mafia 3, and the cult RPG Kingdom Come: Deliverance. So far, Argo has published two volumes of his comic series Wilderness, as well as a number of books with Podprocký’s illustrations and cover art.


Thump-O-Whacky Ceilin’ podes

November 2020, 80 pages

An imaginative story full of linguistic adventure

Our little heroine Sara is quite an ordinary girl, living in quite an ordinary house, until a new tenant shows up– and he is far from ordinary. He owns a very strange telescope, claiming he has fallen out of the ceiling and would love to get back up there somehow. He is not the only one who dwells there; entire unmapped lands stretch across the ceiling, whose fauna, flora and civilizations we know nothing about.

This book is special at first sight: everything that takes place on the ceiling is typeset upside down! The illustrations by painter and sculptor Mikuláš Podprocký, also playing with this idea, give the ceiling civilization its unique atmosphere. This book will have you turning your head in excitement.