Exclusive: BOOM! to Publish ABC Book by Martin Cendreda
We’ve got an exciting scoop for you this morning: BOOM! Studios is going to publish a new alphabet book, An Apple and an Adventure, by animator Martin Cendreda. He may not be a household name, but if you are an animation fan, you’ve probably seen his work: He has been a color stylist for Fairly Odd Parents, done background designs for Steven Universe and other Cartoon Network shows, and directed and storyboarded several episodes of Bojack Horseman. He has also made some very nice short comics, which you can see on his website (not all are suitable for children). The book is intended for preschoolers and up, but his art has appeal for older readers as well. Cendreda’s work has been included in several anthologies, including Kramer’s Ergot 7 and Best American Comics 2008.
An Apple and an Adventure is not a comic but a picture book, which is a relatively new direction for BOOM! Studios: Their first picture book was What Is It? by Dustin Nguyen and Nicole Hoang, a reworking of a book that Hoang wrote as a child and that Nguyen illustrated as a gift for their wedding. An Apple and an Adventure will be published under the Archaia imprint.
The book is being solicited in the February issue of Previews, the catalog for comic shops, and it’s also available for pre-order on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
Here’s the catalog information from Previews:
An Apple and an Adventure
Publisher: Archaia, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Martin Cendreda
Artist: Martin Cendreda
Cover Artist: Martin Cendreda
Format: 8″ x 10″, 32 pages, full color
On sale: June 2017
Synopsis: A young cave girl and her triceratops set out on an adventure from A to Z and make new friends along the way—galloping goliaths, nine newts, petite plesiosaurs, and more greet them on their journey through the alphabet!
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 and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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