New Jerry Craft Graphic Novel on the Way | Incoming
Here’s a quick look at some new graphic novel announcements that have come in recently, starting with the cover to School Trip, the third of Jerry Craft’s New Kid books, which showed up on Twitter recently. The book will be out on April 4, 2023.
Ryan North and Erica Henderson, who teamed up on Marvel’s Squirrel Girl comics and graphic novels, are back together on a project that’s all their own: Danger and Other Unknown Risks, a YA graphic novel slated for April 4, 2023. Here’s the description:
Here’s the deal—on midnight of January 1st, 2000, the world ended. But it wasn’t technology that killed it: It was magic. Now, years later, the Earth has transformed. Magic works (sort of). People are happy (sort of). But this new world isn’t stable, and unless Marguerite de Pruitt and her canine pal, Daisy, do something about it, it’ll tilt into deadly chaos. Good thing they’ve been training their whole lives for this and are destined to succeed. Or so they think.
Also in the works: An Unbeatable Squirrel Girl omnibus, with almost 1,600 pages of Squirrel Girl goodness from North and Henderson, plus Chip Zdarsky, Nilah Magruder, and others.
Variety reports that Viz will publish a comics spinoff of the Pixar film Turning Red in the the second quarter of 2023. Although it’s billed as Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red: 4*Town 4*Real: The Manga, the graphic novel is written by the Canadian comics creator Dirchansky and drawn by KAlfee, so it doesn’t appear to be Japanese. As the title makes clear, the story focuses on the fictional Canadian boy band 4*Town, who play a key role in the movie.
ICYMI: The next Dav Pilkey book, Cat Kid Comic Club: Collaborations, will be out on November 29, 2022; this will be the fourth book in the series.
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