We’ll have a ton of advance editions and show exclusives at this week’s Comic Con! We will feature a hand-picked assortment of the newest Papercutz titles.
Many books will be show premieres including :
DENNIS THE MENACE #1: THE CLASSIC COMICBOOKS
SCARLETT: A STAR ON THE RUN
THE RED SHOES AND OTHER TALES– with exclusive “Advance Festival Edition” stamp (limited run for the Edinburgh Internation Festival. Only 250 copies made!)
Smurfs & Friends Vol 1 cover
SMURFS AND FRIENDS #1
We will also have recent hits:
SANJAY AND CRAIG #1: “Fight the Future with Flavor”
THE LUNCH WITCH #1
DISNEY GRAPHIC NOVELS #1: “Planes”
NEIL GAIMAN’S TEKNOPHAGE #1
GERONIMO STILTON #16: LIGHTS, CAMERA, STILTON!
EuroBooks, a new initiative promoting translated books, will have a special stand at Comic-Con, letting everyone know where they can find as some old favorites like DANCE CLASS, ARIOL, and DINOSAURS! These series will be available at our booth as well!
Bring a book bag!
As Children’s Book Week 2015 kicks off its celebration of beloved children’s characters, young readers can look forward to a new hero hitting their shelves early next year. David Gallaher and Steve Ellis, the award-winning creative team behind digital hits HIGH MOON and BOX 13 are teaming up with industry-leading kids graphic novel publisher Papercutz to bring their webcomic sensation THE ONLY LIVING BOY to bookstores and libraries everywhere. The publisher has announced a multi-volume deal with Gallaher and Ellis’ Bottled Lightning Studio, brokered by Dara Hyde at the Hill Nadell Literary Agency, that will see the webcomic collected into a series of paperback and hardcover volumes beginning in March 2016. Publishing of the print collections will begin with a 72 page first volume entitled “Prisoners of the Patchwork Planet” set to arrive in March 2016. Plans call for subsequent books to be released on a regular schedule with the entire story eventually collected in five volumes.
THE ONLY LIVING BOY tells the story of 12-year old Erik Farrell, who runs away from home only to find himself without his memory, stranded on a patchwork planet with danger lurking around every corner. Every day is a struggle to survive. Erik quickly allies himself with Morgan, a mermaid warrior and Thea, a teenage princess from a mysterious insect race. He’ll need their help to escape the Dreaded Lord Baalikar and the evil Doctor Once and maybe, one day, find his way back home.
“Our story has dragons, an insect princess, a mermaid warrior, dangerous and exotic creatures and a boy who just might be the last human alive,” said Ellis. “It was important for me, as a father, and for David, who’s been a teacher, to create a story that will capture the imagination of young readers today, while channeling the excitement of the adventure novels, old-time radio broadcasts and epic storytelling we loved as kids.”
The brainchild of Harvey award-winning creators Gallaher and Ellis, the series has received both critical and fan acclaim since its launch. Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL, KINGDOM COME) said “Paul Pope and Jack Kirby never had a chance to work together, but if they had, it would be only slightly less awesome than this.” Mental Floss called it “an all-ages adventure book inspired by pulp serials, Saturday morning cartoons, Jack Kirby, and even the music of Paul Simon.”
“THE ONLY LIVING BOY is a timeless tale that combines all the best elements of classic adventure fiction with a modern sensibility,” said Papercutz Editor-in Chief Jim Salicrup. “Erik and his predicament are something any kid can identify with. Everyone has felt like ‘the different one.’ Erik’s struggle to figure out the strange world he’s found himself in, and his friendships with characters like Morgan and Thea are perfect analogs for kids’ everyday lives. But the fantastic settings, incredible creatures and perilous situations transport the reader into an utterly unique world where those experiences become something truly special. This is the kind of comic I loved when I was a kid.”
“We wanted a print partner with a deep appreciation of children’s publishing,” said Gallaher. “When we looked at Papercutz’s range of titles, with everything from graphic novel adaptations of Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys to contemporary characters like Geronimo Stilton, we knew we had found a home for THE ONLY LIVING BOY.”
“We’ve got a terrific mix of great characters, great content and great creators here,” notes Papercutz publisher Terry Nantier. “We’re looking forward to introducing Papercutz readers and kids graphic novel fans to their new favorite series!”
While we’re all still excited by the debut of our first original graphic novel of the year, THE LUNCH WITCH, we’re also looking forward to our next OGN, THE RED SHOES. Metaphrog, the incredibly talented duo behind THE RED SHOES have put together a haunting trailer for this special volume (coming from Papercutz in October of this year). Once you’ve watched the video below, we’re sure you’ll be counting the days until October too!
Happy New Year, everybody!
We ended last year by sharing a preview of our latest THE GARFIELD SHOW volume with you. So it seems only fitting that we start this year by sharing some pages from our latest GERONIMO STILTON #15: “All for Stilton, Stilton for All”.
Geronimo, Trap, Pandora, Benjamin and Patti return to the era of Louis XIII on the trail of the Pirate Cats. At Fontainebleu Castle they enroll in Richelieu’s army of mousketeers and are commanded by the cardinal to oppose two brigands in the area. The mice discover that the brigands are no other than Cattardone and Tersilla who have replaced Louis XIII with Bonzo! Our heroes must find the real Louis XIII and and put him back on the throne.
Click here for a preview of this exciting adventure!
As we get closer and closer to the big holidays, it can be easy to fall out of our regular routines. Like checking the stores for the latest Papercutz releases!Of course, holiday times can also give us a chance to catch up on our reading too. Either way, we didn’t want you to forget that we’ve got one more book coming out in 2014:
THE GARFIELD SHOW #4: “Little Trouble in Big China” ships to comic book stores next Wednesday (aka Christmas Eve). As a special holiday treat (and a little extra motivation to visit your local store between Christmas Eve and New Year’s day), you can read the first 20 pages of Garfield’s latest adventure right here:
Want to see how the story ends? You can hit up your local comic book shop or bookstore (you can find a comic book store by visiting the Comic Shop Locator) for your own copy of THE GARFIELD SHOW #4. Of course, you can also order a copy online from retailers like Amazon and Barnes and Noble. And you can always order the garfield show (or any other Papercutz title) on our website as well.
However you obtain a copy, we hope you enjoy the latest adventures of everyone’s favorite feline and his pals!
Do you know what today is? Friday? Well, sure, but what ELSE is it? No, it’s not Arbor Day. Nope, not National Chocolate Pudding Pie Day. OK, I’ll just tell you — it’s Free Comics From Papercutz Day!
Every month, we send Associate Editor and Chief Flux Capacitator Mike Petranek off to the future on a most important mission: bring back all the comics you can find on your future self’s desk! Mike just got back from March 2013 and he got some great stuff for us to chew on. Away we go:
Dance Class #4: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To Paris . . .
Who knew dancing was so funny? Julie, Lucie, and Alia are still working on their new African Folk moves they learned in the last volume, but now they’re close to going all the way in the national competition! Plus, Capucine can’t untie ribbons, as we learn from the sneak peek below!
Nancy Drew and The Clue Crew #2: Secret Sand Sleuths
It’s the second comics adventure for 8-year-old Nancy and her best friends George and Bess, otherwise known as The Clue Crew! Judging by Mike’s sneak peeks below, the girls will be solving a mystery Night At the Museum style!
Geronimo Stilton #12: The First Samurai
Apparently, March 2013 reading plans include watching Geronimo Stilton run around feudal Japan with a sword. Sign me up!
Ernest & Rebecca #4: The Land of Walking Stones
Wow, a crossover with LEGO Ninjago where Ernest helps Sensei Wu fight off the Stone Warriors! Uh . . . oh, I’m being told that I’m completely wrong. Well, this is still a cool comic! Rebecca is visiting her dad and she needs her good buddy, the microbiological Ernest, more than ever . . .
And that looks like about it for Mike’s adventure in time. March is shaping up to be a pretty awesome month, if you ask me!