Cover of Owly: Splashin' Around with Owly behind the bush and Wormy on his head.
Date 2004 - present
Main characters Owly
Publisher Top Shelf Productions
Creative team
Writers Andy Runton
Artists Andy Runton

Owly is an American children's graphic novel series created by Andy Runton and published by Top Shelf Productions.

Series overview

The series, which is largely without standard text dialogue, is about the adventures of a gentle owl named Owly who resolves to do good and make friends in his world with the help of his good companions, the clever worm, Wormy, and Scampy, the gluttonous but good hearted chipmunk. While he faces obstacles in the pursuit of that goal, his faith in the goodness in the world is never disappointed.

Publication history


Vol. Title Year ISBN
1 The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer 2004 ISBN 1-891830-62-7
2 Just A Little Blue 2005 ISBN 1-891830-64-3
3 Flying Lessons 2005 ISBN 1-891830-76-7
4 A Time to Be Brave 2007 ISBN 1-891830-89-9
5 Tiny Tales 2008 ISBN 1-60309-019-3
6 A Fishy Situation Coming Soon N/A

Single issues

Top Shelf has published several single issues of Owly, as part of Free Comic Book Day.

Children's Books

Runton has published two Owly & Wormy children's books.

Title Year ISBN
Owly & Wormy, Friends All Aflutter 2011 978-1-416-95774-4
Owly & Wormy, Bright Lights and Starry Nights 2012 978-1-416-95775-1

Awards and recognition



In other media

A computer-animated short featuring Owly and Wormy was produced by Sprite Animation Studios, and premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2009. The short was story boarded by Runton himself, and directed by Moto Sakakibara.[2]

Runton contributed a story featuring Owly and Wormy for the 25th issue of Valiant Comics' X-O Manowar in May 2014.


  1. "Alan Moore Back on Top for 2006 Eisner Awards". San Diego ComicCon website. Retrieved 12-05-2007. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "Animated Owly Short to Debut at SDCC". Newsarama. Retrieved 10 December 2011.
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