News: Next ‘Maker Comics’ Title Announced
And it’s a great choice! The Maker Comics line from First Second teaches young readers how to learn perform various activities, from life skills such as baking and car maintenance to fun hobbies, including costumes and of course, creating a comic. Safe and sensible instructions on doing things are woven into light, cute stories.
Maker Comics: Survive in the Outdoors! has been announced for June 2021. It’s by Mike Lawrence (Star Scouts) and will cover building a campfire, creating shelter, and catching a fish, among other topics. Here’s the publisher’s description:
Sophia and Alonso have been packed off to their grandpa’s for a fishing trip, and they’re dreading spending a whole day in the woods without any cell service. But Grandpa opens their eyes to the wonders of the outdoors, and its dangers—from tick bites to hypothermia. And when a sprained ankle delays their return to civilization, the kids have to learn not only how to perform forest-friendly first aid, but how to safely spend the night in the woods when you don’t have a tent!
It will be available in softcover (cover price $12.99) or hardcover ($19.99) and is recommended for ages 9-13.
Before then, Maker Comics: Build a Robot!, written by Colleen AF Venable and illustrated by Kathryn Hudson, is due out in March 2021.
Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages ComicsWorthReading.com, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
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