Exclusive First Look at ‘Scurry’ | Preview
We’re kicking off the week with an exclusive first look at Scurry, an upcoming graphic novel from Image’s young-readers imprint Skybound Comet in February 2023. It’s actually not the first glimpse of this story, as it has been running as a webcomic on the Webtoon platform, but of course the book will look different. The story, by Mac Smith, is reminiscent of animals-in-peril stories such as The Secrets of NIMH and Mouse Guard, but with a world and a story all its own. Here’s the publisher’s description:
Scurry depicts a world in which humanity has disappeared, but danger is still lurking around every corner for a colony of house mice struggling to survive a long and strange winter. When Wix, the colony’s best scout, embarks on a perilous journey to find food and shelter, he suddenly finds himself lost and alone in the forest. To find his way home, the little mouse must navigate dangerous new threats, strange new creatures, and a destiny he never expected.
The Skybound folks think Scurry will appeal to both middle-grade and young adult readers. Check out this early preview and see for yourself. Enjoy!
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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