All Ages

Monday, February 07, 2005

GRAPHIX update

Newsarama has an interview with David Saylor, Creative Director for Scholastic's Graphix line where he talks about upcoming releases and future projects, including one of my personal favourites, an adaptation of Peter Beagle's The Last Unicorn. There's also a really great cover image of Chynna Clugston's QUEEN BEE. Check it out!

The current schedule for Graphix releases is:
Bone Vol. 1 Out From Boneville - in stores NOW
Bone Vol. 2 The Great Cow Race - August 2005
Queen Bee - Fall 2005
Babysitter's Club Vol. 1 - Spring 2006
High School Confidential - Summer 2006

From what I've heard so far, BONE Vol. 1 is receiving an excellent response from librarians. And for those of you with kids in school, BONE will be a featured title on Scholastic Book Clubs in both the U.S. and Canada.

Friday, February 04, 2005

We now return to regularly scheduled blogging.

Over a month...wow! Time flies. I took a long needed break from work over Christmas, ended up celebrating New Year's in Montreal (counting down to 2005 en francais), then was off to Massachusetts for a 4 day-strategy meeting for book clubs. Quickly after that, I came face to face with my 30th birthday, prompting me to take a newly coined "xtenda-birthday" that lasted for 5 days. Then, recovery, lots of X-Men Legends on my new PS2 (thanks mom and dad!) and deadlines, deadlines, deadlines.

So basically for the month of January I didn't have much time to read or even think about kids comics. And to be honest, there wasn't much happening that has really excited me about comics in general in the past while. But now with the first volume of BONE ramping up with its release in bookstores and direct market stores, I feel like I'm back in the saddle again. I hope you all waited patiently for me to get back on that proverbial horse.