Graphic Novels / Comic Books
For Kids and Older
QUEEN OF THE SEA
Walker Books (Candlewick), 2019. When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island’s sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor’s life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself. In a hybrid novel of fictionalized history, Dylan Meconis paints Margaret’s world in soft greens, grays, and reds, transporting readers to a quiet, windswept island at the heart of a treasonous royal plot. Recommended for Ages 9-12+.
Elea Press, 2012. Back in 1792, France had a lot of ticked-off peasantfolk, and people’s heads start popping up in some very weird places. This makes thing a little sticky for the Hordes of Darkness. It’s hard enough going about your (un)life on the average night, but now even the sturdiest of covers are being blown by frenzied revolutionaries out to get anybody who wears lots of black and has nice taste.
So what are you going to do? Turn into a bat every time you hear a loud noise? Move back into your sire’s basement in Transylvania? Call Satan collect and cry into the phone? The vampires of Paris are about to find out… Recommended for Ages 8+.
Elea Press, 2012. We all know that you should be careful what you wish for. But should you also be careful of what other people wish for? Even if they’re not actually people? This short fable (23 pages) was nominated for a 2012 Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic. Recommended for Ages 8+.
For Teens and Up
THE LONG CON, Volume One.
Oni Press, 2019. The world is over, but the con has just begun! Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—right in the middle of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) pop culture convention. Underdog reporter Victor Lai barely escaped with his life, but his nerdy friend Dez Delaney—publicist for an indie darling comics publisher—wasn’t so lucky.
When Victor is assigned to brave the ruins of the convention center, he’ll discover that Long Con is far from over… Recommended for Ages 13+.
THE LONG CON, Volume Two.
Coming October 2019!
Oni Press, 2019. Victor and Dez continue their journey across the treacherous convention floor in search of truth, justice, and a working fire exit. Armed with new information from the superhero faction about Long Con’s mysterious ruler, The Special Guest, the scrappy duo (plus their intern) must contend with a band of bloodthirsty cosplaying dissidents, the eldritch horrors of the panel room labyrinth, and, worst of all…Flix Bixby’s fans. Recommended for Ages 13+.
For Adult Readers
Elea Press, 2011. It’s 1768, and Luther Levy has just been kicked out of grad school. When a mysterious acquaintance appears with an offer that seems too good to be true, Luther must decide whether he’s ready to return to the cut-throat university world. Meanwhile, Rector Jakob Nolte rules over the University of Familienwald, and his daughter Ariana oversees the school’s crown jewel…an enormous library. But while the University is dedicated to the light of knowledge, deep shadows lie between father and daughter – deeper even than the shadows in the woods outside of the University walls. Recommended for mature audiences.