By Art Baltazar

-on-sale August 1, 2023-


Papercutz is pleased to present a brand new trailer for YAHGZ: The Craynobi Tales (Papercutz; August 1, 2023) the newest book from renowned creator Art Baltazar, the beloved cartoonist known for his work on The Eisner Award winning “Itty Bitty Hellboy” and The New York Times bestselling “Tiny Titans.”


YAGHZ: The Craynobi Tales tells the story of Craybi Craynobi and his son, Crayski Craynobi, as they adventure through mythical lands to try to save the city of Yahgz and its people, the Yahgeez, from the Giant Green Gorilla and other foes. With their wits and helpful allies, they must work together to save Yahgz in this zany new graphic novel series.


The launch of YAGHZ is hugely personal for Art. He detailed his connection to the story:


“In a land of mystical wonder, magic, and mystery…our hero CRAYBI CRAYNOBI is called upon to defend the land of YAHGZ against the threats of evil monsters and diabolical creatures!


YAHGZ is a story I had on my mind for the last 30 years. It’s the first story I wrote when I first began my comic book career in 1992. Now with my years of Famous Cartooning experience, the CRAYS return to bring their epic story to the mainstream masses!


When Madcave/Papercutz asked me to submit the cover for my new book titled YAHGZ, I couldn’t believe it.  I was overwhelmed. My family immediately danced with me in the kitchen. Its true.


YAHGZ is very special to me and I hope you join me on this journey. AW YEAH!”


Papercutz can’t wait to share this book with the world. Art’s incredible spirit and energy come alive in his creation of the Craynobis and the world of YAGHZ.


We hope you’ll join us in posting this new trailer! Please reach out to James Faccinto of Mad Cave Studios at if you might be interested in receiving a review copy or scheduling an interview with Art Baltazar closer to the book’s August 2023 release.


More info on Yahgz: The Craynobi Tales 

Creator: Art Baltazar

Format: 6×9 inches

Page Count: 88 pages

Hardcover Price: $14.99

ISBN for Hardcover: 978-1545810590

On-sale Date: August 01, 2023

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