Shadoweyes Volume Two by Ross Campbell Coming in April from SLG Publishing
Fighting Crime and Raging Hormones in Shadoweyes in Love
Second volume of critically-acclaimed series by Ross Campbell due out in April
Shadoweyes in Love, set to be released in April 2010, follows up the debut book of the series, 2010’s Shadoweyes, which was on the American Library Association’s Great Graphic Novels for Teens and Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists and received a starred review in Booklist. While volume one focused on Shadoweyes’ origin story, Shadoweyes in Love encompasses more characters and larger themes.
“Shadoweyes is figuring out where she stands or doesn’t stand as a hero or antihero and dealing with the violence that comes with being a vigilante, but it involves the other characters a lot more,” said Campbell. “Everything from volume one gets kind of amped up, which was both a blast and difficult to write. Definitely some new territory for me and I’m having a lot of fun with it.”
Among the other characters whose lives form part of Shadoweyes’ world are Sparkle, a bubbly girl who has vigilante dreams of her own; Noah, a young man Shadoweyes is drawn to who brutally combats crime with a crowbar; Kyisha, Shadoweyes’ former best friend and Noah’s girlfriend; as well Shadoweyes’ mother Max, who must support her crime-fighting daughter as Scout continues to transform and find her place as Shadoweyes.
Shadoweyes in Love features the black-and-white artwork depicting the decaying cityscape of Dranac, Campbell’s diverse character designs, and dynamic action. A third book in the series, Shadoweyes Unmasked, is planned for 2012.
Title: Shadoweyes in Love
Writer/Artist: Ross Campbell
Publisher: SLG Publishing
Page count: 176
Black and white