Whew. These questions are awesome and so totally hard. One thing I want to remind everyone is that sometimes rules are made to be broken and there is always an exception to the rule. That’s not to say just go ahead and do what everyone tells you not to do. But maybe…
WOW. Scott has asked a very difficult question. I’m not sure this situation will apply to many of you, but it’s a very intriguing question and makes you think a bit about query rule-breaking.
Thanks for your question, Scott!
Tonight, I felt utterly attacked for reading comic books. I was simply remarking how I found it odd that Thor and Captain America were being released around the same time when someone in the room said, “Does anyone here actually reeeead comic books?” To which I tried to give my dirtiest look, but I’m pretty sure it went unnoticed. And I was holding back my valliest of all valley girl eeeewww’s…
So for comic bookers all across the multiverse, for those of you who have had your intelligence doubted because of your need for a rousing superhero/villain standoff, for those of you who have been dubbed nerd, geek, loser…whatever. For those of you who dress up for any Comic-Con you can get your hands on, and for those of you who are familiar with Batman OUTSIDE of Christopher Nolan films, this is for you.
RAD! The questions are lining up and I am so excited to be doing this. Our first question comes from Kate Hixson. Enjoy and learn!
Thank you, Kate!
Look for another question, answered tomorrow!
I’m a proud little agent today. I got a bunch of texts during church from my client, HC Noel, rockin it fo’ reals at NYC Comic Con. He sold out his Ghost Pirate T-shirts and pimped Tara like the wicked awesome pimp that he is.
Exactly a month from today…
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will release The Little Prince Graphic Novel. Swoooooon.
It’s my impression that the French version of the graphic novel has been around for a bit, and that has been a gross oversight on my part. But for those of you who were NOT forced to take 4 years of French in high school, The Little Prince Graphic Novel shall prove to be just as sublime.
So on October 18th, head to your book store and lose yourself in this beautifully daring, tragic and loving story—now with graphic artwork. C’est véritablement utile puisque c’est joli.
“Here is my secret. It is very simple: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
This month’s Operation Hot Blogger Vlogger is so lip-smacking good you won’t believe your skull. This is the way we like to end our summer…with some good old graphic novel action, loud music, kick butt chicks, HC Noel, and OH YEAH…a CONTEST!
Watch the vlog.
Given my previous blog post about paranormal vs. supernatural, it’s pretty safe to say that Tara and HC love everything parasupernormalnatural. What is YOUR favorite paranormal, supernatural, parasupernormalnatural book, movie, show, or element and why?
HC will be judging to see which one of you creepsters has the best answer (embrace subjectivity!) And as he mentioned in the Vlog, you will win an original HC Noel caricature of Tara Normal, the exact one from this month’s edition of Operation Hot Vlogger.
You will have until Sept. 8th to get your delicious answers submitted in the comments section. Have fun!
hmmmm… delicious. The guy. In the comic. Seriously. Hot.
Check out this VERY small cut from a panel on the second page of the Tara Normal GN. Total babe.
Such. A. Babe.
Also…I’m really lucky because I get to see the whole thing…
Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing
October 5, 2010
“George Romero meets The Catcher in the Rye in this poignant and moving coming of age novel set during zombie times. I welled up at the end, then smiled through my tears when I realized there was going to be a sequel. Bravo, Jonathan Maberry. Can’t wait to read more.” –Nancy Holder, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked and Possessions
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books
October 18, 2010
“This life-long artist has chosen a simple layout to focus on the adventures of these two characters who share the dreams of millions of kids. Sfar keeps our childish dreams intact.” Ca Se Passe Comme Ca
(No cover art yet…so here is the cover from book one)
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
September 14, 2010
“In this hilarious follow-up to School of Fear, eccentric headmaster Mrs. Wellington demands requests the presence of Madeleine, Theo, Lulu, and Garrison for a mandatory summer of retraining after discovering that each of her former students has secretly regressed. Facing their fears was terrifying enough, but when the foursome learns they’ll be joined by a fifth student, things start to get even scarier.”
September 21, 2010
“Edward Scissorhands meets The Catcher in the Rye in this wildly imaginative and frighteningly beautiful horror novel about an unusual boy and his search for a place to belong.”
September 14, 2010
“Seventeen-year-old Sonia, a medical student with dreams of becoming a modernist painter, is caught up in Fidel Castro’s revolution from the moment it captures Havana on New Year’s Eve 1958. Sonia joins the militia and volunteers as a medic at the Bay of Pigs. Scarred, yet clinging to her revolutionary ideals, she seeks fulfillment in an artists’ collective, only to be further disillusioned by increasing repression under Castro.”