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RH Graphic Reveals New Kids and Teens Comics!

At C2E2, RH Graphic shared an inside look at four exciting new graphic novels coming soon for kids and teens on C2E2’s panel “Awesome New Kids and Teens Comics from Random House Graphic.” The panel debuted Witchlight from Jessi Zabarsky, Stepping Stones from Lucy Knisley, Once Upon a Space-Time! from Jeffrey Brown, and Doodleville from Chad Sell.

Comics for kids and teens continue to be the fastest growing area of publishing–providing stories that are both entertaining and engaging, while also placing an emphasis on visual literacy. This amazing creative medium will only continue to build in popularity as RH Graphic continues to roll out with new titles every month. 

Jessi Zabarsky- WITCHLIGHT (available April 14)

Love — loss — witches — this YA fantasy graphic novel has it all! This thoughtful, emotional story will entrance you with its moving story and organic artwork.

Lelek is a witch. That’s all Sanja knows when she meets Lelek in the marketplace. But Lelek is hiding something — and as her life begins to intersect with Sanja’s, all that she’s kept to herself starts to come to light.

Secrets, friendship, and magic all come together as Lelek gets closer and closer to uncovering the truth about her past. . . .Witchlight is a wonderful adventure filled with friendship, family, falling in love, and dealing with the hardest bits of your past all along the way.

Jessi Zabarsky- WITCHLIGHT (available April 14)

Lucy Knisley- STEPPING STONES (available May 5)

Jen is used to not getting what she wants. So suddenly moving the country and getting new stepsisters shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.

As if learning new chores on Peapod Farm wasn’t hard enough, having to deal with perfect-at-everything Andy might be the last straw for Jen. Besides cleaning the chicken coop, trying to keep up with the customers at the local farmers’ market, and missing her old life, Jen has to deal with her own insecurities about this new family . . . and where she fits in.

New York Times bestselling author Lucy Knisley brings to life a story inspired from her own childhood in an amazing journey navigating her parents’ divorce and of unlikely friends, sisters, and home.

Lucy Knisley- STEPPING STONES (available May 5)

Jeffrey Brown- ONCE UPON A SPACE-TIME! (available June 2)

Jide and Petra are just two normal kids until they are selected to leave Earth and join their new alien classmates on an intergalactic research mission to Mars. Too bad Petra has no idea how she ended up in the program, seeing as the closest she wants to get to space is being a sci-fi writer. Jide, on the other hand, is the brains of the mission, but his helicopter parents make it clear he hasn’t left their gravitational pull behind quite yet.

What is meant to be an intra-species bonding experience soon turns to hijinx as the kids discover The Potato orbiting around their new space classroom and accidentally launch a mission of their own without any adult commanders around to supervise–or help!

From New York Times bestselling author Jeffery Brown comes an out-of-this-world adventure perfect for the astronaut-in-training in your life.

Jeffrey Brown- ONCE UPON A SPACE-TIME! (available June 2)

Chad Sell- CARDBOARD KINGDOM/ DOODLEVILLE (available June 9)

An inventive new story from Cardboard Kingdom creator Chad Sell about a group of young artists who must work together when one of their own creations becomes a monster.

Drew is just a regular artist. But there’s nothing ordinary about her art. Her doodles are mischievous . . . and rarely do they stay in Doodleville, the world she’s created in her sketchbook. Instead, Drew’s doodles prefer to explore the world outside. But after an inspiring class trip to the Art Institute of Chicago–where the doodles cause a bit too much trouble–Drew decides it’s time to take her artistic talents to the next level.

Enter the Leviathan–Levi, for short. He’s bigger and better than anything Drew has ever created before. He’s a monster, but a friendly one. That is, until Levi begins to wreak havoc on Drew’s other doodles–and on the heroes her classmates have dreamt up.

Levi won’t be easily tamed, and it seems there is a link between the monster’s bad behavior and Drew’s feelings. With the help of her loyal art club friends, will she be able to save Doodleville–and Levi–before it’s too late?

Chad Sell- CARDBOARD KINGDOM/ DOODLEVILLE (available June 9)

Review: Go to Sleep (I Miss You): Cartoons from the Fog of New Parenthood

Lucy Knisley delivers a brilliant collection of cartoons recalling her experience with a newborn baby. For parents, it hits close to home.

Story: Lucy Knisley
Art: Lucy Knisley

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Small Press Expo 2019 Announces Keith Knight, Craig Thompson, Ebony Flowers, Hannah Templer, Ben Passmore, and Lucy Knisley as Special Guests for 2019

Small Press Expo has announced another group of guests of Special Guests for SPX 2019. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center and will have over 650 creators, 280 exhibitor tables, over 20 programming slots and additional hands-on workshops to introduce attendees to the amazing world of independent and small press comics. Additional Special Guests will be announced soon.

Keith Knight

Keith Knight, winner of the Glyph, Harvey, and Inkpot Awards, is a spectacular and amazing cartoonist whose Knight Life comic strip is read nationwide in such newspapers as the Washington Post. Knight Life was optioned for a television series and is currently under development by Hulu with the title Woke. Keef’s funny yet hard-hitting cartoons in his webcomic series, (th)ink and The K Chronicles, led him to be named one of the 2015NAACP History Makers. Knight is the illustrator of the critically acclaimed tween book, Jake the Fake Keeps It Real. Keef has a new collection coming out this Fall called (th)ink: It’s the Racism, Stupid!

Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson is a cartoonist and the author of the award-winning books BlanketsGood-bye, Chunky Rice; and Habibi. He was born in Michigan in 1975, and grew up in a rural farming community in central Wisconsin. His graphic novel Blankets won numerous industry awards and has been published in nearly twenty languages. Thompson lives in Portland, Oregon.

Now, for the first time in his career, Thompson is working in serial form, in a bimonthly comic book series. Part memoir, part travelogue, part essay—all comic book—Ginseng Roots explores class divide, agriculture, holistic healing, the 300 year long trade relationship between China and North America, childhood labor, and the bond between two brothers.

Ebony Flowers was born and raised in Maryland. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she wrote her dissertation as a comic (mostly). Ebony is a 2017 Rona Jaffe Award recipient. She lives in Denver, CO.Hot Comb is her first collection of short stories published by Drawn & Quarterly. 
Hot Comb offers a poignant glimpse into Black women’s lives and coming of age stories as seen across a crowded, ammonia-scented hair salon while ladies gossip and bond over the burn.

Hannah Templer is a queer cartoonist and graphic designer. In addition to writing and drawing Cosmoknights (Top Shelf Productions), they are the artist for GLOW (IDW Publishing, Netflix), and have also worked as a colorist, cover artist and interior artist on well-known titles such as Samurai JackTomb Raider, and Jem and the Holograms. They enjoy life with their trusty dog Thistle and grumpy cat Noodle, and play tabletop roleplaying games as often as they can.

Ben Passmore lives in Philly. His comics are about crime, monsters, anarchism, sexual dysfunction, police brutality, art theory, and his feels. Creator ofDAYGLOAYHOLE and Goodbye, his comicYour Black Friend won the 2017 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Comic, as well as being nominated for an Eisner Award. His illustrations have appeared in publications such as including the New York Times, Irene, Now: The New Comics Anthology, and Believer Magazine. Ben contributes political/social editorial comics to The Nib, and his latest book is Bttm Fdrs with Ezra Claytan Daniels.

Lucy Knisley is a critically acclaimed and award-winning comic creator. She lives in Chicago.

She specializes in personal, confessional graphic novels and travelogues.

Her last name is confusing and has a silent K. It’s pronounced kind-of like “nigh-slee.”

Preview: Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

Just in time for Women’s History Month, we’ve curated a one-shot selection of short stories from the critically acclaimed anthology, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: 50 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World. Part mini-biopic, part salute to their personal icons, the subjects and creative teams include:

  • MARGARET HAMILTON by Alisa Kwitney & Jamie Coe
  • SYLVIA EARLE by Maris Wicks
  • KATE BUSH by Gail Simone & Marguerite Sauvage
  • MARGARET SANGER by Lucy Knisley
  • HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Elsa Charretier
  • CINDY WHITEHEAD by Jim Rugg
  • MARY BLAIR by Casey Gilly & Jen Hickman
  • HARRIET TUBMAN by Chuck Brown & Sanford Greene
  • RUMIKO TAKAHASHI by Chynna Clugston-Flores
  • SALLY RIDE by Cecil Castellucci & Philip Bond

From artists to astronauts, from performance halls to the Skateboard Hall of Fame, the magnificent women featured in this single issue have one thing in common: they’ve shattered ceilings and continue to empower, educate, and promote equality.

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Femme Magnifique: 10 Magnificent Women Who Changed the World

Around the Tubes

Nailbiter_21-1The weekend is almost here. Captain America: Civil War is out in theaters. Free Comic Book Day is tomorrow. It’s an awesome weekend to be a comic fan! Sound off with your plans for the weekend when it comes to those things.

While you contemplate that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

The Beat – Lucy Knisley on Authentic Experiences, Mark Rothko, and Being Your Own Protagonist in “Something New” – This is a great graphic novel, especially for those getting married or just married.

The Hollywood Reporter – Marvel Studios’ Origin Secrets Revealed by Mysterious Founder: History Was “Rewritten” – A must read.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Batman News – The Flash #51

Flickering Myth – Nailbiter #21

 

BOOM! Box Gets Airborne with Tyson Hesse’s Diesel

BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, takes to the skies for adventure this September with Tyson Hesse’s Diesel. Hop aboard the airship Peacetowne as Tyson Hesse brings readers an original coming-of-age fantasy in the vein of Amulet and Hayao Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle.

In the series: Dee Diesel isn’t very good at anything. The daughter of the late Tungston Diesel, she has yet to live up to her father’s great reputation. Her rival has inherited control of her family’s airship and left Dee the only job she’s qualified for: working in a two-bit garage. But all that changes when a mysterious flying engine crashes into Dee’s life and takes her on a journey through the skies.

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 (of 4) arrives in comic shops on September 9th with a main cover by series artist Tyson Hesse for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JUL151092. Also available in a limited quality is a 10 Years incentive cover by Lucy Knisley, and a retailer incentive cover by Yuko Ota.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is August 17th.

Kate Leth and Matt Cummings Power Up in a New Series

BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, is delighted to announce the July debut of Power Up, a new limited series from New York Times bestselling author Kate Leth and artist Matt Cummings. Combining a deep love of Sailor Moon with the tongue-in-cheek humor of Scott Pilgrim, Power Up is the story of the most unlikely people (and goldfish) taking on the role of Magical Girl, whether they want it or not.

It has been foretold that four noble warriors of incredible strength would be gifted with cosmic abilities at a moment of planetary alignment…which, yeah, something definitely went a little weird here. Amie is a disaffected twenty-something with a lot on her plate, Kevin is a washed-up athlete way past his prime, Sandy’s a mother of two teenagers, and Silas…is a goldfish. Just a normal goldfish. Are we sure we read that prophecy right?

Power Up #1(of 6) arrives in comic shops on July 22nd with a main cover by series artist Matt Cummings for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code MAY151091. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years incentive cover by Lucy Knisley, a retailer incentive cover by Babs Tarr, and an unlocked FOC variant cover that retailers can order in any quantity by Ian McGinty.

Displacement: A Travel Memoir by Lucy Knisley

New York Times Best Selling cartoonist Lucy Knisley is back with her graphic memoir, Displacement, out in January from Fantagraphics. After reluctantly agreeing to go on a vacation cruise with her elderly grandparents, Lucy embarks on a what she thinks will be a voyage of hardship and tedium. Documenting the minutiae of what happens on the trip, Knisley is faced with mortality, her grandmother’s declining mental health, and the physical frailty that comes with aging.

Excerpting portions of her grandfather’s WWII diary, Knisley takes the reader along on a journey of personal discovery. Part travelogue, and part family history, Displacement recounts Knisley’s attempt to not only connect with her grandparents, but to understand herself a bit better in the process.

Displacement

Harbinger: Faith #0 Flies High with Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill in December!

Valiant has announced Harbinger: Faith #0 – a brand new one-shot exploration of Valiant‘s high-flying teenage Renegade and Unity’s newest team member!

Coming in December from New York Times best-selling writer Joshua Dysart and rising star Robert Gill, start reading here to discover how Harbinger’s high-spirited teenage fangirl went from the heart and soul of Peter Stanchek’s teenage Renegades to the newest member of the world’s most elite super-team – UNITY!

As Faith recuperates from the events of Armor Hunters: Harbinger, jump on board and discover the complete, never-before-revealed tale of her origin – just as she steps into the limelight for a brand new story arc beginning in November’s Unity #12!

Her first and only boyfriend to date is a little bit of a douche, her friends are all gone, and, after her insane adventure in Mexico City, Faith Hebert is feeling a little frustrated with the direction of her life. She’s just a normal super-powered young woman in an increasingly crazy world. Here’s the story of a true innocent and a kind heart in a hard world. From the comic shop of her youth to the moment she found out that she was actually light as feather, Zephyr is the western wind. Warm and kind, she blows across us all.

Harbinger: Faith #0 featurers covers by all-star artists Joe Quinones, Lucy Knisley, and Brian Level !

And don’t miss Unity #12 by Matt Kindt and CAFU – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc recruiting Faith into the ranks of Valiant‘s unbreakable all-star superteam, just as they go toe-to-toe with a brand new threat known only as The United!

HARBINGER: FAITH #0
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by JOE QUINONES
Cover B by LUCY KNISLEY
Variant Cover by BRIAN LEVEL
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | COMING IN DECEMBER!

UNITY #12 (NEW ARC!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by BRIAN LEVEL (SEP141688)
Handbook Cover by CAFU (SEP141689)
Variant Cover by RAUL ALLEN (SEP141690)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 12/12/14 (FOC –10/20/14)

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Preview: A first look at the Harbinger #25 Anniversary Spectacular

Valiant is gearing up to celebrate yet another precedent-setting milestone for the most daring and real team of teenage superheroes in comics today – the Harbinger Renegades!

Just as “Death of a Renegade” steals one of the team away in Harbinger #23, Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Harbinger #25 – July’s oversized, 48-page anniversary spectacular, capping off the first two years of Joshua Dysart’s widely acclaimed vision of superpowers in the real world, and a direct introduction to a bold new year of Harbinger beginning with August’s Harbinger: Omegas #1 (of 3)!

Joining previously solicited creators Joshua Dysart, Khari Evans, Dan Goldman, Justin Jordan, Barry Kitson, Lucy Knisley, Rafer Roberts, and Riley Rossmo, Valiant is proud to add all-new contributions from New York Times best-selling writer and Eisner nominee Vivek J. Tiwary, Eisner Award-winning artist Janet Lee, and acclaimed artist Lewis LaRosa to the all-star line-up for Harbinger #25!

Discover a definitive new vision of what superhero comics can be right here with an all-new climax to “Death of a Renegade!” A Renegade has fallen and, now, there is no turning back. Stripped of his allies and all sense of self-preservation, the world’s most powerful “harbinger,” super-powered billionaire Toyo Harada, is about to inflict a terrible reckoning on a world he thought he could control…and everything we thought we knew will be forever changed in its wake.

HARBINGER #25 (ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR!)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART with VIVEK J. TIWARY, JUSTIN JORDAN, and LUCY KNISLEY
Art by KHARI EVANS with JANET LEE, DAN GOLDMAN, RAFER ROBERTS, BARRY KITSON, RILEY ROSSMO, LUCY KNISLEY, and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY141659)
Cover B by JENNY FRISON (MAY141660)
Variant Cover by LUCY KNISLEY (MAY141661)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAY141662)
Variant Cover by BARRY KITSON (MAY141663)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 7/16/14 (FOC – 6/23/14)

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