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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Blog Tour- THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS by @WordsByRyan & @NickWyche With A Guest Post & #GIveaway! @readwonderbound, @thevaultcomics, & @RockstarBkTours

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS by Ryan Haddock & Nick Wyche Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Ryan Haddock, Whitney Cogar,  Nick Wyche (Illustrations), David Stoll (Illustrations), Jim Campbell, Rebecca Taylor (Editor)

Pub. Date: October 11, 2022

Publisher: Wonderbound

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 208

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, B&NiBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org

Sherlock Holmes meets the Wayside School in this Middle Grade supernatural sleuthing graphic novel about the Flick brothers - four siblings searching for explanations to outbreaks of supernatural strangeness and otherworldly weirdness in their Edwardian-era hometown.    

A bump in the night? They're on the case! At Strander House, things are…weird. There’s an ogre wedged in the closet, and you have to be careful not to slip on the leak coming from the ocean in the attic. What’s possibly weirder than the fact that you can walk into the bathroom and end up in next Tuesday are the four brothers who investigate these strange supernatural occurrences…the Brothers Flick!

Leo, Desmond, Remy, and Cub seek to get to the bottom of every shadow you swear you saw move. If they happen to stumble upon answers to the mysterious disappearance of their own family along the way, all the better.   For fans of  Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate EventsGravity FallsWhispering Pines, the Hardy Boys, the Winterhouse series, the Greenglass House series, and the Wayside School series!


“… the metaphor of “impossible doors” leading toward unending universes, where even the smallest changes reverberate, provides a unique framework for themes of grief and healing.”   – Publishers Weekly

“…enjoyable.” – Kirkus

“… this graphic novel will attract mystery and adventure fans by the droves..."     -- Kirkus

“… a “Jonny Quest meets the Hardy Boys” vibe with a few modern twists…”  -- Kirkus

Guest Post:

What are some of your favorite video games?

Ryan- I love story-based games. I'm of the generation that came right before online multiplayer became such a huge deal, so I'm all about single-player story modes. My current favorite is The Last Of Us, and I also enjoy most of the games in the Final Fantasy series. (I couldn't really get into XV, but that's a longer story.) Also, I am absolutely captivated by space, so games like No Man's Sky are also on heavy rotation. Any game that puts me in the cockpit of a spaceship with weapons at the ready is a go for me.

When I play video games with my kids, we tend to play one of the LEGO games (mostly the Marvel ones, though I'm pretty sure we have played all of the franchise options at this point) or Rocket League. The novelty of playing soccer with cars and a giant ball will never get old for me. Though my son will spend 45 minutes customizing his car and getting every single detail just right when I really just want to Play. The. Game.


Nick- I’m oooooold! So; Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, the OG 1984 Star Wars/Empire Strikes Back arcade game.

Jaime- I LOVE The Last of Us! Also I’m super stoked it’s going to be a TV show on HBO!


What is your book playlist?

Ryan- When I'm writing, I can't listen to any music with lyrics. I'm already hearing words in my head when I'm writing dialogue; mixing in song lyrics with those words just makes my head feel like it's going to explode. For that reason, I tend to lean toward film soundtracks and classical music. I do try to match the music to the mood of the scene, though.

Some of my favorite bands to listen to when I write are Explosions In The Sky, 65daysofstatic, and God Is An Astronaut. I also love the film scores of Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell. Jóhann Jóhannsson and Alexandre Desplat are also favorites. As much as I love John Williams, his scores are just too iconic; whenever I listen to them, I end up seeing the film scenes that the music accompanied play out in my head, and it pulls me right out of whatever scene I'm trying to write. The man is just too good at his job.

Lately, the Stranger Things scores from Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein have been on heavy rotation when I'm writing The Brothers Flick. Retro stylings, creepy vibes... It fits really well with what I'm writing.


Nick- Honestly, when I draw I either listen to podcasts, audiobooks, or movies/tv shows, and during the production of this book there were hundreds of all of them .


What is your dream cast for your book?

Ryan- To be honest, I haven't thought much about which actors could play the cast of The Brothers Flick. Casting the brothers themselves would be almost impossible for me; I share a house with live-action versions of the characters. However, the supporting characters might be a little easier for me to cast.

Mister Arnold is based on Jeffrey Wright. That's who he was in my head when I was writing him, and that's who I described to Nick in the script. The only other person I could really picture in the role would be Chiwetel Ejiofor. Both of them have a certain presence that would really feel at home in front of a classroom — particularly a classroom like the one in Strander House.

When I picture Mrs. Abbey, I picture Miriam Margoyles playing her. I had originally based her look on my grandmother, but Nick's first sketches sealed it. She has a kind of motherly, affectionate look about her, but you know there's more there underneath the surface.

My ideal Mr. Morrow would be John Lithgow. He has the kind of practical charm that the character exudes, and if he sat down with me and offered me advice, I couldn't help but listen. Mr. Morrow is someone who doesn't talk much, but when he does, you know it's important.

That said, I'm not a casting agent. I'm sure there are plenty of actors who would absolutely blow these roles away that I'm just not thinking of. But I'm holding fast on the brothers themselves; it is really difficult for me to picture anyone else playing those roles. However, I would love the chance to be proven wrong.


Nick- I can’t see live actors when I think of the book. However if we’re talking an animated film/tv show either Craig McCracken/Genddy Tartakovsky or Laika Studios!


About Ryan Haddock:

Ryan Haddock has wanted to write books since he was six years old. Over the years, his career aspirations also included rock star, lawyer, rock star lawyer, and teacher, but writing books never left his heart. Thank goodness someone finally let him write a book.

Ryan resides with his wife and kids in a charmingly quaint city known for its ridiculously fast internet and a jingle about a train.

Hometown/State: Chattanooga, TN


Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon


About Nick Wyche:

Nick Wyche lives in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains with his wonderful wife, Suzanne, overlooking the Tennessee River. He has been obsessed with comics and cartoons for over 4 decades and still can't believe he gets to draw professionally.
Hometown/State: Chattanooga, TN

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of THE BROTHERS FLICK: THE IMPOSSIBLE DOORS, US Only.

Ends November 1st, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


A Dream Within A Dream

Guest Post



IG Spotlight


BookHounds YA

Guest Post/IG Post


Lady Hawkeye

Guest Post/IG Post


Review Thick And Thin

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Two:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Guest Post


Mom with a Reading Problem

Review/IG Post


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers

Review/IG Post


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Three:


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post


Little Red Reads




Review/IG Post


Ya Books Central

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post



Review/IG Post



IG Review

Week Four:



IG Spotlight



IG Review



IG Review/Read Part of Book Out Loud


The Bookwyrm's Den

Review/IG Post


Two Points of Interest

Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post



Review/IG Post

Week Five:



Review/IG Post


The Momma Spot

Review/IG Post



IG Review

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