Magnetic Press to Publish the Award-Winning Graphic Novel Doomboy by Tony Sandoval & a Preview
We have the scoop first, that Magnetic Press will be publishing the Award-winning graphic novel Doomboy created by internationally acclaimed writer and artist Tony Sandoval This is the first time the graphic novel will be translated into English and hardcover edition will be released in September.
Doomboy was chosen as an Official Selection of the 2012 Festival d’Angouleme, the largest comic book festival in Europe and second largest comic book convention in the world, winning the “Coup de Coeur” prize awarded by the Youth Jury. It has since been translated into several languages worldwide. This is the first time the story will be available in English.
The graphic novel tells the story of an ordinary, lonely teenager with an active imagination and a love of metal music. When his girlfriend passes away suddenly, he decides to broadcast songs to her beyond the grave, playing his heart out under the secret name “Doomboy”. What he doesn’t realize, however, is that those broadcasts are picked up all across town… and beyond. Soon the music of Doomboy becomes legendary, and his innocent private life quickly turns inside out.
Tony Sandoval both wrote and illustrated the graphic novel, which is a poignant coming of age tale mixed with a unique blend of cute character designs and dark fantasy, all presented in a lush watercolor style that has set Sandoval apart from the crowd.