The zoo isn’t what it used to be. It’s run down, and Hippo hardly ever gets any visitors. So he decides to set off for the outside with his friend Red Panda. To make it in the human world, Hippo will have to become a Hippopotamister: he’ll have to act like a human, get a job, and wear a hat as a disguise. He’s a good employee, whether he’s a construction worker, a hair stylist, or a sous chef. But what he really needs is a job where he can be himself.
John Patrick Green has worked on comics for DC Comics,Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Scholastic Graphix. Kitten Construction Company is John’s second graphic novel as writer and artist, following 2016’s Hippopotamister, also published by First Second. John lives in Brooklyn with zero cats and way too many LEGOs. If he ever got around to updating his website, you’d be able to see more of his work at johngreenart.com