The recent popularity of female creators like Raina Telemeier and Noelle Stevenson has created an audience of female fans for graphic novel content. Papercutz' Charmz imprint is aiming for the demographic between 10 – 13, which it believes has been underserved, with content targeted at that audience, including what it refers to as “Crush Fiction.” All will be sold in a 6" x 9" format at $9.99.
The first four titles, which will debut in May 2017, are a mix of bande dessinee and original American content.
The Great Cosmic Race, 96 pages by Amy Chu (Poison Ivy) and Agnes Garbowska (My Little Pony), tells the story of Ana, who enters a race to win the galaxy’s most precious prize. However, she’ll have to cooperate with students from her school and other academies from across the universe. But are her fellow students competing against her or trying to help her?
Chloe, a 112-page volume by Greg Tessier and Amandine is about Chloe Blin, a girl who has to navigate the social waters of a new school, deal with new interests in fashion and boys, and manage a relationship with her “so embarrassing” family.
Sweeties, 96 pages by Veronique Grisseaux and Anne Merli, is a graphic novel adaptation of the Chocolate Box Girls juvenile novels by Cathy Cassidy. Sweeties #1: Cherry/Skye follows Cherry Costello, whose father has just remarried. Now she finds herself with four new stepsisters and a lot of complicated relationships.
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