Graphix Announces New Books by Telgemeier, Kibuishi, and More!
Scholastic celebrated the 10th anniversary of its graphic novel imprint Graphix last week with a raft of announcements that should make fans of their existing books happy: New titles from Raina Telgemeier, Kazu Kibuishi, and Mike Maihack, plus the news that they have added not only Craig Thompson (Blankets) but also the brother-sister team of Jennifer and Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish) to their roster.
Here’s the rundown:
Raina Telgemeier, who is currently working on a fiction story with a fantasy setting, has signed on for three more books: A “nonfiction family story (similar to Smile and Sisters),” a book of short stories, and another fictional graphic novel.
Kazu Kibushi will do two more volumes of his Amulet series, as well as another graphic novel to be named later.
Mike Maihack has two more volumes of Cleopatra in Space (that’s volumes 3 and 4, if you’re counting) in the works.
Jennifer and Matthew Holm have written and illustrated Sunny Side Up, a semi-autobiographical graphic novel pitched at readers aged 8 to 12.
And Craig Thompson as was announced a few weeks ago, is working on his first graphic novel for young readers, Space Dumplins.
Both Sunny Side Up and Space Dumplins will be published in August 2015.
The party actually kicked off at last year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, with the announcement of a 10th-anniversary edition of the imprint’s debut book, Jeff Smith’s Bone. That will be out later this month and will feature tribute art by 16 different artists as well as a poem by Smith.
In addition to all this, 12 of the Scholastic creators, James Burks, Nathan Fox, Jimmy Gownley, Matthew Holm, Kibuishi, Maihack, Dave Roman, Greg Ruth, Jeff Smith, Telgemeier, Doug TenNapel, and Thompson, have made special 10th-anniversary prints, which will be distributed online and at comics and library conventions throughout the year.
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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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