Book Expo is going on as we write this, and publishers are highlighting the graphic novels that are coming in the fall—and beyond. Plus BOOM! Studios finishes out the week by announcing a new original graphic novel, and Hope Larson hints at more to come.Good Comics for Kids about his experiences and the genesis of the book. Publishers Weekly reports. This year they will publish four graphic novels, two for adults (Manfried the Man and Giraffes on Horseback Salad) and two fantasy adventure quest books for children, Hocus & Pocus: The Legend of Grimm’s Woods and Knights Club: The Bands of Bravery. Both allow the reader to make choices that affect the story. “Kids’ graphic novels are big, and video games and RPGs [role playing games] are big, and seeing that combination in that comic quest format excited me,” Quirk president and publisher Brett Cohen told PW. Hero Complex blog, Larson talks about the genesis of the book and reveals that she has planned two more volumes: “There will be another two books that follow [the main character] Bina's musical journey from wanting to start a band, to starting a band, to navigating the music scene,” she said. Publishers Weekly includes brief interviews with both creators in their show roundup. “This is my graphic novel memoir of the summer of 1977, when I was going into eighth grade,” said Tatulli. “I was tired of being bullied, and so, determined to bulk up and get taller, I used mail-order gimmicks from my comic books. But then Star Wars came out and changed my life in a way I never saw coming. I was inspired to create my own version of the movie on paper, and in doing so found my confidence.” The book is due out in October from Little, Brown.
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Posted by Brigid Alverson on June 1, 2018 @ 11:02 am CT