Toby Turner can now add “author” to his resume. The YouTube actor, musician and comedian has just signed a three-book deal with Katherine Tegan Books (an imprint of HarperCollins) to bring his web series “Tobuscus Adventures” to life in a cheeky, illustrated book series. Readers can expect journal-style entries in book format that chronicle the misadventures of Tobuscus, a child trapped in a man’s body.
Turner said in a press release: “I’m excited to bring my characters to life in book form. Reading is what people did before YouTube, and I love retro stuff!”
The animated web series “Tobuscus Adventures” was launched in late of 2011 on YouTube, reaching an average of 7-12 million views per episode. The first of the book series is set for a hardcover release in Fall of 2015 with the following two books set for a Summer 2016 and Winter 2017 release date. An e-book format will be also be available upon release, with a paperback form to follow.