A while back, we covered the announcement of Teen Boat artist John Patrick Green’s first solo graphic novel, Hippopotamister.  Recently released by First Second Books, Hippopotamister is about two animals who decide to escape the run-down zoo they called home in order to forge better lives for themselves.  They go out into human society to look for jobs, unaware of the intricacies of the modern job market!  As Hippopotamus and Red Panda are fired from job after job, they’re forced to confront the idea that it might be better to build something better out of their old home rather than forge something new.

Check out an excerpt from Hippopotamister after the jump.  The title is now available wherever books are sold!

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