Preview: Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon
We have a treat for you today: A preview of Odd Duck, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Sara Varon, out this month from First Second.
Castellucci is well known for her young adult work, which includes the Minx graphic novel The Plain Janes (illustrated by Jim Rugg) and the hybrid graphic novel The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell). Varon has focused on younger readers with her graphic novels Robot Dreams and Bake Sale, and her style is similar here, with a focus on simple shapes, pastel colors, and wide areas of open space that really let the art breathe.
The book was released yesterday, so take a look at our preview and then go see it for yourself!
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor, a newspaper reporter, and assistant to the mayor of a small city. In addition to editing GC4K, she is a regular columnist for SLJ, a contributing editor at ICv2, an editor at Smash Pages, and a writer for Publishers Weekly. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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