Metaphrog Receive Funding from Creative Scotland for Next Fairy Tale Graphic Novel Adaptation

From Metaphrog:

“Creative Scotland announced this month’s open project fund awards today. We are honoured and delighted to have been awarded £32,000 towards creating our next graphic novel. This new fairy tale adaptation will follow on from the success of The Red Shoes and Other Tales and The Little Mermaid. The book will be published by Papercutz as the third volume in the collection, its title to be revealed at a later date.

“We are honoured to have been awarded funding from Creative Scotland for the creation of our next graphic novel: a new fairy tale adaptation to follow on from The Red Shoes and Other Tales and The Little Mermaid. Fairy tales are extremely powerful, tapping into the very origins of stories. They tell us about ourselves and others and, in these uncertain times, they can provide us with necessary truths. In reimagining our favourite tales as graphic novels we hope to create an immersive, lasting reading experience.”

About Creative Scotland:

Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.  We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life.  We distribute funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information about Creative Scotland please visit

Join us in congratulating Metaphrog on their award! We can’t wait to see what they have planned next! (Well, we already know, but we can’t wait for you to see it!)

Fill In the Blanks with SISTERS!

Calling all aspiring funny book writers! Below you’ll find a page from the recently released SISTERS VOL. 3, only without any of its (hilarious) dialogue. That’s where you come in! We’d like to invite you to fill in the blank speech bubbles with your own dialogue.

Download the image below and either write your dialogue into the bubbles or type it out separately. Then, submit your entry to The winner will be featured right here, on the Papercutz homepage, and will also receive a FREE copy of THE SISTERS VOL. 3!

If you want to check out some SISTERS in order to get inspired, head here to see a preview of SISTERS VOL. 3: “Honestly, I Love My Sister!”


The Process: From Pencils to Inks to Colors w/ Kata Kane!

Happy Monday, Papercutz readers! Back in May, we launched our CHARMZ imprint, a line of books dedicated to telling awesome stories for and about teen girls! This fall, we’ll roll out some more amazing CHARMZ books, and we can barely contain our excitement! One of the books we’re so excited to show you is ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE, a thrilling space adventure from writer Amy Chu and artist Kata Kane. To celebrate the upcoming release of the book, Kata Kane has offered a peek into the creative process!

We’ll have much more ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE for you in the coming weeks, and definitely more from other CHARMZ books. You can head here for more info on ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE, including a few preview!

Gumby Greets His Fans at SDCC!

This year at San Diego Comic Con, we’re all about the Great Gumbino! Check out these photos from the convention floor!