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Hidden Secrets Revealed in Ghosted in LA #3

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ghosted in LA #3, the latest issue in the new original comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Los Angeles, and available in stores September 2019.

Daphne’s got her hands full balancing her life with her ghostly roommates, school life, and her best friend from back home—so, no way is she ready for her ex-boyfriend Ronnie to show up at the haunted apartment that’s her current dorm! Can she keep Ronnie from finding out about the undead company that she keeps? And what happens if the ghosts themselves can’t be contained? As the worlds of the living and the dead collide, long-kept secrets are revealed and new dangers unfold. 

Ghosted in LA #3 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #3
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Preview: Ghosted in L.A. #2

Ghosted in L.A. #2

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Siobhan Keenan
     Variant Cover: Sina Grace
Price: $3.99

Daphne settles into her new life as a resident of Rycroft Manor, and the unique challenge of living with ghosts. Pros: they don’t steal her food. Cons: It’s the first date she’s been on since Ronnie, and her roommates keep popping up all over the place. Literally.

Ghosted in L.A. #2

A First Look at Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s Ghosted in LA #2

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at Ghosted in LA #2, the latest issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood, and available in stores August 14, 2019.

Having ghosts as roommates comes with its perks, as well as its downsides, but for Daphne Walters—new LA transplant, college freshman, and freshly dumped by her high school boyfriend, Ronnie—living at Rycroft Manor and getting acquainted with the ghostly tenants does a great job of distracting her from her recent breakup.  That is, until she sees Ronnie at school making friends and thriving without her, and Daphne needs a bigger, shinier distraction—which is how she ends up agreeing to a date with a pushy bro who’s all up in her space. What is Daphne thinking?! And will this date end in true love or a complete disaster? 

Ghosted in LA #2 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and a variant cover by series writer Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #2

Review: Ghosted in L.A. #1

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Wow, Ghosted in L.A. #1 was incredibly and painfully relatable for me. Like our heroine Daphne, I went to my first year of college thousands of miles away in L.A. I kind of flamed out mostly because I didn’t have a car. And maybe a conservative bible college wasn’t the best choice for a flaming bisexual and progressive. Like Daphne, who found her own otherworldly tribe, I got into comic books, podcasts, and even criticism big time. I don’t have as many regrets as I used of my “lost year” as an Angeleno.

But enough of me. Sina Grace, Siobhan Keenan, and Cathy Le put a cute, wholesome spin on the mysterious, paranormal side of L.A in Ghosted in L.A. #1. The empty mansions, swimming pools, and things that make David Lynch crack a smile. However, we’re seeing this side of L.A. from the POV of a college freshman, Daphne, who is in that critical identity forging stage of her life. She gets her music taste from her (Currently estranged) friend Kristi and her college choice from her (now ex) boyfriend. Daphne is trying to develop her own personality. It’s not working out until she takes a dip in an abandoned pool and then cries against a wall after interacting with the house and pool’s ghostly denizens.

Le uses soft colors to show the weightlessness of Daphne floating. Keenan eases up on the hyperactive facial expressions that drew me into the story for a second to give her a moment of peace. Grace even gives her a “cool” and steady inner dialogue for two panels until the cartoonish facial expressions and anxiety are back with a side of a young ghost woman. Throughout Ghosted in L.A., he has crafted a signature voice for Daphne. She is desperate to fit in and wary to share her feelings, hence, all the text messages saved in drafts.

However, Daphne is no pushover and confronts her boyfriend when he breaks up with him to spend more on “self-discovery”. Cathy Le punctuates her rage with red backgrounds. Sina Grace adds a great line about how she doesn’t like the bicycle he gave her. Letterer DC Hopkins accentuates Grace’s dialogue by making the words in Daphne’s balloons smaller after her douchebag of boyfriend makes his breakup excuse.

Ghosted in L.A.‘s creative team fires on all cylinders in this issue. The book is a wonderful fusion of memorable character designs and facial expressions, well-paced plotting (Daphne discovers the ghosts after she hits rock bottom.), and a protagonist that is easy to connect to. Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan explore the universal themes of loneliness and belonging through Daphne’s specific trials and tribulations with L.A. and a (mostly) kind family of ghosts as the backdrop. It’s what I want out of a good magical realism story. I can’t wait to learn more about Daphne and the world, no, the community that she has joined in this adorable comic.

Story: Sina Grace Art: Siobhan Keenan with Sina Grace
Colors: Cathy Le Letters: DC Hopkins
Story: 8.9 Art: 9.5 Overall: 9.2 Recommendation: Buy

BOOM! Studios provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Ghosted In L.A. #1

Ghosted In L.A. #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Sina Grace
Artist: Siobhan Keenan
Colorist: Cathy Le
Letterer: DC Hopkins
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Siobhan Keenan
     Variant Cover: Sina Grace
     Unlocked Retailer Variant: Kris Anka
Price: $3.99

In Los Angeles, finding an apartment is killer—unless you live with the dead. 

Rycroft Manor may be old. It may be abandoned. It may even be haunted. But Daphne Walters doesn’t care about any of that—it has a pool and the rent is free

New to LA, coming off of a bad breakup and having a pretty terrible week, Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having undead roommates might be more than she bargained for!

Will the dead be able to help Daphne find the life she’s been missing in the big city?

From GLAAD Award-nominated Sina Grace (Iceman) and illustrator Siobhan Keenan (Clueless, Jem and the Holograms) comes a story about learning how to make friends, find love, and live to the fullest with a little help from some friends whose lives didn’t end at death.

Ghosted In L.A. #1

A First Look at Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s Ghosted in LA #1

BOOM! Studios has released an early look at Ghosted in LA #1, the first issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood. The first issue debuts in comic shops on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Daphne Walters is ready for an exciting new Los Angeles life, full of fun, romance, and sunshine! But her new roommate is ignoring her, her boyfriend broke up with her, and things are looking distinctly downcast in the city of dreams. In the midst of her heartbreak, she stumbles upon a new living situation at Rycroft Manor, a derelict apartment complex that isn’t as abandoned as it seemed. Turns out the Manor isn’t just packed with mid-century charm . . .  it’s also teeming with lovesick ghosts! With the help of her new ghostly roommates, Daphne learns how to navigate the city, making friends and finding romance in the most unexpected of places.

Ghosted in LA #1 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan and variant covers by series writer Sina Grace and artist Kris Anka.

GHOSTED IN LA #1

Kris Anka Covers Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan’s Ghosted in LA #1

BOOM! Studios has revealed a variant cover by acclaimed artist Kris Anka for Ghosted in LA #1, the first issue in a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan, about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood, available July 10, 2019.

Daphne Walters has been following people all her life, so when her high school sweetheart decides to go to college in Los Angeles, she applies to the same school and crosses the country to start a brand new life in the big city. But moving to LA isn’t everything she thought it would be, and when she’s looking to escape the heartbreak and loneliness of being alone in a new city, she ends up at Rycroft Manor, a derelict apartment complex that isn’t as abandoned as it seems! With the help of her new ghostly roommates, Daphne learns how to navigate the city, making friends and finding romance in the most unexpected of places.

Ghosted in LA #1 features a main cover by series artist Siobhan Keenan, and a variant cover by series author Sina Grace.

Ghosted in LA #1 Kris Anka variant cover

Sina Grace and Siobhan Keenan Get Ghosted in LA

BOOM! Studios announced Ghosted in LA, a brand new comic book series from GLAAD Media Award-nominated writer Sina Grace and artist Siobhan Keenan. From this incredible team comes a story about figuring out your love life – and your afterlife – in Hollywood, available July 2019.

Daphne Walters moved to Los Angeles following the love of her life…or so she thought. Rudely awakened from her happily-ever-after, she finds herself suddenly both out of a place to live and without a reason for being thousands of miles from home. In the midst of her heartbreak, she makes her way to Rycroft Manor, a derelict apartment complex that isn’t as abandoned as it seemed. It turns out that the Manor isn’t just packed with mid-century charm . . .  it’s also teeming with lovesick ghosts! Daphne might need to crash on this haunted couch for a while, but having supernatural roommates might be more than she bargained for.

Ghosted in LA #1 goes on sale July 10, 2019.

Ghosted in LA #1 main cover
Ghosted in LA #1 variant cover

Preview: Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20

Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20

Sina Grace (w) • Siobhan Keenan (a & c)

IDW 20/20 kicks off IDW’s year-long 20th anniversary celebration! An all-new weekly event giving a glimpse of your favorite characters 20 years into the future—or past! What made them into the heroes you love… and what twists does the future hold…?

Jem and the Holograms are back with new music, old flames, and good friends in this adventure set 20 years in the future! Join Jerrica, Synergy, and the rest of your favorite holographic gals for a rockin’ reunion that’s sure to please old and new fans alike!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Jem and the Holograms: IDW 20/20

Preview: The Avant-Guards #1

The Avant-Guards #1

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Veronica Fish
    Unlocked Retailer Variant: Siobhan Keenan
Price: $3.99

Giant Days meets Check, Please, from the creator of Heavy Vinyl!

Welcome to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, an historically all-female school whose population is decidedly more drama geek than jock.

Liv, aspiring actor and basketball enthusiast, doesn’t understand why she can’t be both, but she seems alone in that belief…until Charlie.

Charlie is a recent transfer, a star basketball player, and the answer to all of Liv’s problems. She’ll stop at nothing to get Charlie to join the ragtag group of misfits that make up their fledgling basketball team.

Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance) present a touching tale about finding what you’re looking for… on and off the court.

The Avant-Guards #1
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