BOOKCON ANNOUNCES LIVE VIRTUAL READ-A-THON WITH BESTSELLING LINEUP TO SUPPORT BOOKSTORE WORKERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

25+ Popular Authors Read from their Works for 8-Hour Read-a-Thon on Saturday, April 11 in Benefit of the Book Industry Charitable Foundation

NORWALK, April 6, 2020 – BookCon, the event where storytelling and pop culture collide, today unveiled the lineup for its first-ever virtual Read-a-Thon on Saturday, April 11th. The Read-a-Thon will feature more than 25 fan-favorite authors across all genres giving 15-minute readings while also answering questions from readers across the globe. This all-day live event is part of the new BookCon Virtual Author Tour Series that launched last week which offers readers a front row seat to live author interviews, panel-style discussions with authors and publishers about debut books, and more.

The Read-a-Thon will invite viewers to make donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (BINC) to assist booksellers and bookstores who are affected by COVID-19.

Taking place from 12:00 PM EDT to 8:00 PM EDT on BookCon’s Facebook page, the Read-a-Thon authors include:

12pm-12:15pm: Introduction and welcome by BookCon and BINC teams

12:15pm-12:30pm: Lamar Giles 

12:30pm-12:45pm: Andrew Eliopulous  

12:45pm-1pm: Kacen Callendar 

1pm-1:15pm: Justina Ireland 

1:15pm-1:30pm: Justin Reynolds 

1:30pm-1:45pm: Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed 

1:45pm-2pm: Tobly McSmith 

2pm-2:15pm: Tahereh Mafi 

2:15pm-2:30pm: Layton Green 

2:30pm-2:45pm: Marie Lu (The Kingdom of Back)

2:45pm-3pm: Zan Romanoff (Look)

3pm-3:15pm: Melissa de la Cruz (The Queen’s Assassin)

3:15pm-3:30pm: Cameron Lund (The Best Laid Plans)

3:30pm-3:45pm: Laurie Halse Anderson (Shout)

3:45pm-4pm: Ransom Riggs (The Conference of the Birds)

4pm-4:15pm: Soman Chainani 

4:15pm-4:30pm: Shaun David Hutchinson 

4:30pm-4:45pm: Victoria Aveyard 

4:45pm-5pm: Kelly Yang

5pm-5:15pm: Julian Winter (The Summer of Everything)

5:15pm-5:30pm: Lilah Suzanne (Tack and Jibe)

5:30pm-5:45pm: Makenzie Campbell (Nineteen)

5:45pm-6pm: Emily Juniper (A Strangely Wrapped Gift)

6pm-6:15pm: Hannah Templer (CosmoknightsGLOW)

6:15pm-6:30pm: Nick Tapalansky and Kate Glasheen (A Radical Shift of Gravity)

6:30pm-6:45pm: Adam Silvera (Infinity Son)

“We give our warmest gratitude and thanks to all those at BookCon and ReedPop for hosting this innovative Read-A-Thon benefiting booksellers and bookstores,” said Pam French, Binc’s Executive Director. “At Binc, we have been amazed every single day over these last few harrowing weeks by the extraordinary ideas, energy, and dedication this community shares for the wellbeing of booksellers, comic retailers, bookstores, and comic shops. I extend my thanks and gratitude to every person who donates.”  

The Virtual Book Tour will continue throughout the Spring with events including a discussion on musical stardom featuring esteemed music journalist, Nelson George and Sarah Smarsh, author of the upcoming Dolly Parton biography She Come By It Natural on April 13th. Also on the schedule is Rocky Callen, author of A Breath Too Late in conversation with Jandy Nelson, author of I’ll Give You the Sun on May 1st, among many others. Fans can visit the BookCon website for regular updates to the schedule.

“BookCon was created from the desire to offer readers a place to meet and interact with their favorite authors alongside people who are as passionate about books as they are. Now, more than ever, we are eager to provide that sense of community to our fans and are excited to debut our first round of virtual events,” said Jenny Martin, Event Director, BookCon.

The BookCon Virtual Author Tour is part of ongoing efforts to connect fans and foster a reader community in the digital world, as well as in the physical world. The Virtual Author Tour comes on the heels of the debut of BookCon Societies, a celebration of every type of reader that offers a community where like-minded readers can come together to discuss favorite genres and core values. After joining a BookCon Society, readers will receive dedicated emails with curated content to help them find the authors, books, and events they are sure to love. If readers are unsure of which Society they belong to, they can take a sorting quiz on the BookCon website.

BookCon 2020 will be held on July 25 & 26, 2020 at the Javits Center in New York City.

BookCon is the consumer extension of BookExpo, North America’s largest gathering of book industry professionals from around the globe. The show is designed to appeal to the modern-day book lover with an appreciation for broader pop culture and where these worlds intersect.  It is the ultimate fan event where storytelling and pop culture collide – offering fans unprecedented access to authors, publishers, celebrities and creators of content that influence everything we read, hear and see.

For tickets to BookCon 2020 and additional information, please visit BookCon.com or BookCon’s social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

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HandyGames welcomes Octato to the family with their Metroidvania-style platformer, Airhead.

DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD!

Copenhagen, Denmark / Giebelstadt, Germany, March 31st, 2020: Wallet, keys, phone… Head? If you’ve ever felt like you’ve run out of the house without your head on, then this is the game for you. Join your protagonist Body and his organism friend Head and embark on a journey through a Metroidvania-style world!

Start your adventure as Body, who witnesses the tragic separation of Head and his air-pumping heart by an unknown machine. As the heart is taken away, Body jumps into action to save the abandoned Head. You must use the air tanks scattered around the world to keep Head inflated and uncover the true connection behind the stolen heart and the technology that litters your dystopian world. Wrap your head around unique mechanics and experience brave exciting gameplay, all while collecting sweet upgrades!

“We are incredibly happy to become a part of the HandyGames family. Their devotion to games and the people who play them has been clear from the start and we’re confident that HandyGames are the right people to help us share Airhead with the world.”

– Jacob Honore (CEO and Producer, Octato)

Dive into deep dark caverns, explore ancient structures and survive an industrial dystopia to solve the mystery of Head‘s significance in this world. Experience a beautiful art style while being filled with a sense of responsibility and urgency to help your friend. With a heavy focus on puzzle solving, this unusual challenge will require you to use your Head and Body both separately and together.

“I’m very happy to support Octato on this awesome exploration platformer, that will deliver an incredible atmosphere with constant challenges and a very unique companionship between a body and his head.”

– Reinhard Döpfer (Producer, HandyGames)

About Airhead

Airhead Key Features

  • An immersive 2.5D platform experience in a Metroidvania-style world
  • A beautiful art style, embracing bold color and bleak shadow
  • Challenging puzzles must be solved by clever use of Head and Body’s synergy
  • Loads of powerful upgrades that open doors to new areas
  • A personal story of companionship, discovery, and responsibility
  • A myriad of creatures and machines to hinder or help you on your adventure
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Ahead of National Infertility Awareness Week, Humanoids Publishes IN VITRO

An Intimate and Surprisingly Funny Graphic Novel  by Cartoonist William Roy (Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life) 

(March 24, 2020) Humanoids—the publisher of some of the world’s most groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy graphic novels—has been showcasing deeply personal and political stories inspired not by science fiction but the world around us with its new Life Drawn imprint. These acclaimed graphic novels run the gamut: from cartoonist Koren Shadmi’s dazzling biography Twilight Man: Rod Serling and The Birth of Television; to runner Sebastien Samson’s memoir of the New York Marathon; to William Roy’s stunning biography Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life. Now William Roy returns with the latest Life Drawn release, the intimate and surprisingly funny graphic novel IN VITRO.

 

Guillaume and Emma are newlyweds. Their life together is full of love and happiness, and they have everything they’ve always wanted… well, almost everything. The two newlyweds are staring down a new and menacing foe unlike anything they’ve ever faced together before: sterility. Determined to find a way to become parents, the couple embarks on the confusing journey that is in vitro fertilization.Together Guillaume and Emma navigate unsuccessful attempts, repeated failures, and the menacing hyperbole of WebMD. Guillaume experiences the daily embarrassment of sperm donations, tests with dreaded results, and endless consultations—not to mention the specter of his own estranged father who reappears suddenly in his life…

 

With National Infertility Awareness Week coming up on April 19th, IN VITRO is a timely, honest, and empathetic portrayal of an experience millions of couples have encountered. With self-effacing charm, William Roy humbly and accurately shares a deeply human experience that is propelled by unshakable hope.

IN VITRO will be available where books are sold, in bookstores on March 31st and in comic shops on April 1.

 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

William Roy, a passionate, self-taught artist, began his creative career as an editor and a director of documentaries. In 2014, he published his first graphic novel, De Père en FIV (La Boîte à Bulles), an autobiographical account of his experiences with IVF. He then followed up with Hedy Lamarr: An Incredible Life, illustrated by Sylvain Dorange, a project he had been inspired to write for a very long time. William Roy currently resides in Paris.

 

ABOUT HUMANOIDS:

Based in Hollywood, California, with branches in Paris, London, and Tokyo HUMANOIDS was co-founded 46 years ago in Paris, France, by legendary creator Mœbius, and has published thousands of titles since, including international bestsellers and iconic series such as The Incal and The Metabarons.

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BOOM! Studios Announces FAITHLESS III Debuting in 2021

Discover the Epic Conclusion of The Controversial Erotic Thriller
from Acclaimed Comics Creators in 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 20, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced that the critically acclaimed team of writer Brian Azzarello (Batman: Damned) and artist Maria Llovet (Heartbeat) will return to the world of their bestelling erotic series, FAITHLESS, in 2021 with a third and final six-issue series concluding Faith’s magical, erotic, surreal journey of self-discovery, as her true power is awakened in ways that you could never expect.

“There had to be three… It’s a magic number.” said Azzarello.

“Working on this series with Brian has been awesome, an absolute pleasure from the start. Can’t wait for the readers to find out more about what’s coming next in FAITHLESS!” said Llovet.

FAITHLESS II #1 debuts this year on April 22, 2020, featuring main cover art by series artist Llovet and the first in a series of six erotic variant connecting covers by acclaimed artist Tula Lotay (Black Widow) that will be polybagged and not publicly previewed due to sexually explicit material. Each erotic variant cover will be limited to its initial print run and will not be reprinted or collected in any subsequent formats. All issues of FAITHLESS II will continue this variant cover program with similar content, limited release, and packaging.

“I love this cast of characters and watching Faith grow into her own by claiming her power, her sexuality, and her autonomy is—at its core—so relatable,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios.“It takes time, experience, and travails before truly knowing what you’re made of. Brian and Maria give us the raw, unadulterated adventure.”

FAITHLESS is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert; Alienated by Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose; and the upcoming Seven Secrets by Tom Taylor and Daniele Nicuolo and We Only Find Them When They’re Dead by Al Ewing and Simone di Meo.

Print copies of the six-issue series FAITHLESS III will be available for sale in 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire. FAITHLESS VOL. 1 is available now in bookstores everywhere. 

For more on FAITHLESS and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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GCW’s Acid Cup 2 to stream LIVE exclusively on IWTV starting TONIGHT at 7pm EDT!

Game Changer Wrestling will make their official IWTV debut TONIGHT AND TOMORROW night at 7pm EDT when the promotion presents their two-day Acid Cup 2 tournament.  The shows are closed to the public and will stream LIVE exclusively on IWTV from an undisclosed location.

In addition to the live streams, GCW is also hosting a campaign to help their wrestlers. You can donate to that campaign here.

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Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote Announce JULIET TAKES A BREATH Graphic Novel From BOOM! Studios

Discover the Acclaimed Author’s Bestselling Coming-of-Age Story as a
Graphic Novel in November 2020 

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 18, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced the brand new graphic novel, JULIET TAKES A BREATH. Critically-acclaimed writer Gabby Rivera (b.b. free) adapts her bestselling novel alongside artist Celia Moscote and colorist James Fenner in an unforgettable queer coming-of-age story exploring race, identity and what it means to be true to your amazing self, even when the rest of the world doesn’t understand, available in November 2020.

Juliet Milagros Palante is leaving the Bronx and headed to Portland, Oregon. She just came out to her family and isn’t sure if her mom will ever speak to her again.

But don’t worry, Juliet has something kinda resembling a plan that’ll help her figure out what it means to be Puerto Rican, lesbian and out. See, she’s going to intern with Harlowe Brisbane – her favorite feminist author, someone whose work on feminism, self-love and lots of other things will help Juliet find her ever elusive epiphany.

There’s just one problem – Harlowe’s white, not from the Bronx and doesn’t have all the answers. Okay, maybe that’s more than one problem, but Juliet never said it was a perfect plan…

Gabby Rivera is a Bronx-born, queer Puerto Rican author on a mission to create the wildest, most fun stories ever. She’s the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics, penning the solo series America about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. Rivera’s critically acclaimed debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath was called “f*cking outstanding” by Roxane Gay and was re-published in September 2019 by Penguin Random House. Currently, Gabby is the writer and creator of b.b. free, a new original comic series with BOOM! Studios. Stay tuned for her podcast joy revolution coming in 2020! When not writing, Gabby speaks on her experiences as a queer Puerto Rican from the Bronx, an LGBTQ youth advocate, and the importance of prioritizing joy in QTPOC communities at events across the country. Gabby makes magic on both coasts, currently residing in California. She writes for all the sweet baby queers, and her mom.

“So excited to be working with BOOM! studios on the JULIET TAKES A BREATH graphic novel. We’re blasting new energy into the story and lush colors all over the page,” said writer Gabby Rivera. “Get ready for a Juliet Milagros Palante that’s gayer, chubbier, and more confident than ever before.”

Celia Moscote is a storyboard artist and illustrator based out of the greater Los Angeles area who is best known for their work on the animated film Tina and the Gucci Flip Flop, as well as their representation of diverse characters within their zines, comics, and character designs.

“I am beyond excited for everyone to see JULIET TAKES A BREATH. I cried when I first read it! It’s a story I wish I had when I was first trying to navigate the world,” said artist Celia Moscote. “It’s an absolute honor to be able to bring such an amazing cast of characters to life. Family drama, sexual re-awakenings and a bunch of incredibly smart and hot women, what more could you ask for?”

JULIET TAKES A BREATH is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; Heavy Vinyl by Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva; b.b. free by Gabby Rivera and Royal Dunlap; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.

Juliet Takes a Breath is such an important novel about coming of age and coming out so it’s been a wonderful experience to be able to live in this world and relive this story as we adapt it into a graphic novel,” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We are very excited to be working with Gabby and Celia to create this graphic novel that will introduce new readers to Gabby’s powerful writing and Celia’s incredible illustrations, while giving longtime fans a beautiful new version to discover.”

Print copies of JULIET TAKES A BREATH will be available for sale November 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on JULIET TAKES A BREATH and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH NIGHTDIVE STUDIOS TO DELIVER REMASTERED MULTI-PLATFORM GAME SHADOW MAN

AWARD-WINNING COMIC BOOK PUBLISHER AND INDIE GAME STUDIO TO DEVELOP PREMIER VIDEO GAME BASED ON POPULAR SHADOWMAN COMIC SERIES

March 18, 2020 (New York, NY) – Valiant Entertainment has partnered with Nightdive Studios to develop a remastered edition of the classic action-adventure video game SHADOW MAN. The remastered edition will be coming to Windows PC via the Steam and GOG platforms, as well as to the PlayStation, Xbox and Switch consoles. This partnership continues Valiant’s expansion into other mediums in addition to publishing.

Valiant Entertainment is home to the third-largest connected universe in comics, behind Marvel and DC, with over 2,000 characters. Since DMG Entertainment’s acquisition of Valiant in late 2018, the global media and entertainment company has proven its ambitious plans to grow its presence in Hollywood, making its first foray into theaters with “Bloodshot”, starring Vin Diesel, opening #1 worldwide this past weekend.

“As part of our continued growth into the video game industry, we’re happy to bring Valiant fans this immensely popular Shadow Man character as the next title we release,” said Dan Mintz, Chairman and CEO of Valiant Entertainment. “Using this platform allows the Valiant fans to experience and explore the universe creatively.”

Shadow Man is the brave and powerful supernatural hero who protects humanity from the sinister demons that lurk in the Deadside and spill into our world. The Shadow Man video game was originally developed by Acclaim Studios and published for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast console in 1999. Considered a “lost classic” for years, the PC version of the game was published again in its original form by Nightdive Studios in 2014.

Now the title is being updated using Nightdive’s proprietary KEX engine which has been used to restore classic video games across all digital platforms including System Shock: Enhanced EditionTurokTurok 2: Seeds of EvilBlood: Fresh Supply, and Forsaken Remastered.

The Remastered version adds a host of features in addition to console support:

* 4K widescreen display
* Dynamic shadow mapping
* Dynamic per-pixel lighting
* Antialiasing, and other post-process effects
* Higher density of particle effects
* Refined art, audio, and assets
* Refined gameplay experience
* Reintroduction of missing content cut from the original game
* Xbox, PS4, Controller Pro support
* HDR Rendering

Stephen Kick, CEO at Nightdive Studios explained: “Our goal with the remaster is to give today’s generation of gamers all the features that they expect from a modern title while preserving the qualities that made Valiant’s iconic character and the original Shadow Man game such memorable classics to begin with.”

Shadowman will also have a brand-new comic book series this year! From master of horror Cullen Bunn (Venom) and bone-chilling artist Jon Davis-Hunt (The Wildstorm), SHADOWMAN #1 will release on May 20th. Fans can contact their local comic shop to preorder a copy now.

 




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DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER—IN STORES THIS OCTOBER

ALEX DE CAMPI, ERICA HENDERSON OUT FOR BLOOD WITH PULP HORROR GRAPHIC NOVEL—DRACULA, MOTHERF**KER—IN STORES THIS OCTOBER

Preview pages of the action-filled twist
on the classic Bram Stoker vampire tale revealed

PORTLAND, Ore. 03/12/2020 — Bestselling writer Alex de Campi (Archie vs. Predator) and Erica Henderson (Squirrel Girlteam up for a pulpy, pulse-pounding, original graphic novel titled Dracula, Motherf**ker. This California-set, psychological horror story will hit stores from Image Comics in October.

Straddling two different timelines, Dracula, Motherf**ker travels between Vienna, 1889 where Dracula’s brides nail him to the bottom of his coffin and Los Angeles, 1974: wherein an ageing starlet decides to raise the stakes. Crime scene photographer Quincy Harker is the only man who knows it happened, but will anyone believe him… before he gets outlined in chalk himself?

“Most people who know my work are aware that I love pulp/exploitation cinema so me doing a book called Dracula, Motherf**ker shouldn’t really surprise anyone,” said De Campi. “Another thing I wanted to bring to this pulp fantasia was a sensibility from horror anime, with its love of transformation and of the noncorporeal, to push the element of man-as-monster in directions specifically suited to sequential art. Things like the abstract portrayal of Alucard (or Pride in FMA: Brotherhood), and the use of Superflat art in Madoka Magica were tremendously inspirational in this book, especially as that use of flatness dovetails nicely with the work of Gustav Klimt in with the book’s 1889 prologue, and with late-1960s pop art and the psychedelic liquid-light projections of the Joshua Light Show.

Erica Henderson has been an absolute dream to work with. She brings so, so much to the book, from her expert visual storytelling skills and her experimental, wildly exciting use of colour in this story to her appreciation of my Demi Moore jokes.  When I saw there’s a nocturne page which is chartreuse silhouettes on a cobalt background, I nearly died, it was so striking. Erica’s so famous from Squirrel Girl so people frequently think of her in terms of her skill with comedy, but seriously, she can do ANYTHING. And watching what she does with Dracula, Motherf**ker? There’s a lyricism of line and mastery of colour that blows everything else she’s done out of the water. That splash on page two makes me think of Kuniyoshi, and she’s brought so much in from blaxploitation film posters, pulp detective novel/Robert McGinnis colours… I’m really not worthy. People will be talking about her art on this book for a long time.”

The perfect standalone story for fans of BBC One’s recent miniseries Dracula, this is an action-filled twist on the classic Bram Stoker vampire tale.

Dracula, Motherf**ker (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1700-0) will be available on Wednesday, October 7 and in bookstores on Tuesday, October 13. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shops on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.

Dracula, Motherf**ker will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

For media rights inquiries, contact Sean Berard at Grandview (sean@grandviewla.com).

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Hidden Through Time reveals itself today on Steam, PS4, XBO, Switch, and Mobile!

P-CS has already played through a few maps in this charming little art adventure and truly enjoyed their short time with it.  Give it a look.

The best hiding place is in plain sight

Geel, Belgium – March 12th- Get ready to play Hide and Seek across history because Crazy Monkey Studios’ Hidden Through Time launches today! Scour the four great ages for all manner of bits and bobs and then once you’ve found everything, start hiding things yourself by making your own levels. Featuring a full map editor, you can design your own brain-bending challenges for others to discover, play, and rate.

Hidden Through Time is available now for $7.99 USD on Steam (Windows/Mac)Xbox OnePS4, and Nintendo Switch. It can also be found for $2.99 USD on iOS, and Android.

About Hidden Through Time

Hidden Through Time is a game of hide and seek with objects scattered throughout the wonderful history of our world. Use cryptic hints to discover every secret as you explore the colourful hand drawn levels.

Find enough objects to advance to the next stage, and make your way through all four great ages.

Still desire more or wish to unleash your creativity? Our map editor is available to anyone, allowing you to create your very own levels and share them on our cloud! Here you can also discover, play and rate levels made by other creators from all around the world! So join Clicky on his wondrous adventure in Hidden Through Time!

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Become Best Friends with JO & RUS From BOOM! Studios 

Discover the Importance of Finding New Friends and Connecting with Others in September 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 11, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at cartoonist and illustrator Audra Winslow’s debut middle grade graphic novel, JO & RUS, with letterer Mike Fiorentino, about two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn’t go their way and to stand their ground, no matter the cost, available in September 2020.

At first, Jo and Rus don’t realize how much they have in common – she’s a middle schooler who’s constantly bullied and he’s a high schooler in a rock band. But when a mysterious one-eyed cat brings the two of them together, they quickly learn they’re both outcasts trying to figure out what they really want from life in a world where the odds are stacked against them. It’s only by becoming friends they discover who they are, who they want to be and what it takes for every one of us to find our own happiness!

JO & RUS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series such as Just Beyond by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, as well as Wonder Pony by Marie Spénale and the upcoming Space Bear by Ethan Young, along with licensed series like Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over the Garden Wall.

Print copies of JO & RUS will be available for sale on September 16, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), September 22, 2020 at bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on JO & RUS and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

         

         

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