EXCLUSIVE: Watch the trailer for Jim Pascoe’s & Heidi Arnhold’s COTTONS: THE WHITE CARROT

The second book in this magical, middle-grade trilogy hits shelves in February


Following 2018’s Cottons: The Secret of the Wind, writer Jim Pascoe and artist Heidi Arnhold return in February with the second installment in their magical graphic novel trilogy, Cottons: The White Carrot. Today, The Beat can exclusively reveal the trailer for the new book, which hits shelves from First Second just after Valentine’s Day.

Cottons follows Bridgebelle, an ordinary rabbit who discovers she has extraordinary powers. Using cha, the fuel that powers her entire world, she is able to make beautiful, magical works of art called thokchas. Unfortunately, the murderous foxes who prey on her kind want to weaponize her power and her thokchas, putting Bridgebelle in a terrifying position.

Cottons: The White Carrot will be available at your local bookstore on February 18, 2020, or at your local comic shop (Diamond Code DEC191700) on February 19, 2020. In addition to pre-ordering from your local shops, you can also pre-order the book from Macmillan. Read the full synopsis below and be sure to watch the trailer for more clues about what’s to come!

Need to catch up? You can also grab a copy of Cottons: The Secret of the Wind, which is available now.

In Cottons: The White Carrot, the second volume in Jim Pascoe and Heidi Arnhold’s epic graphic novel trilogy, we are taken deeper into a rich fantasy world where art is both coveted and feared.

For the rabbits of the Vale of Industry, cha is everything. It’s the fuel that lights their homes, powers their factories, and makes modern life possible. But to Bridgebelle, cha means so much more. It’s the vital ingredient she needs to make thokchas—beautiful works of art that glow and transform, as if by magic.

But Bridgebelle isn’t the only one captivated by thokchas. Outside the Vale, the nefarious foxes have discovered the destructive power they hold. They plan use thokchas as the ultimate weapon in their age-old war against the rabbits. When the foxes attack, Bridgebelle is left with an impossible choice: make them a thokcha, or offer up her life.

Cottons: The White Carrot