middle grade


Svetlana Chmokova on The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Woods

Svetlana Chmokova on The Weirn Books: Be Wary of the Woods

Svetlana Chmokova deserves her reputation as a beloved graphic novelist for teens and kids. She emerged in the 2000s as part of a new generation of creators who grew up influenced by manga and anime and carved out their own paths and individual styles. She has authored the Nightschool fantasy graphic novels for teens as […]

The Weirn Books: Be Wary of The Silent Woods: A Fun and Charming Start

The Weirn Books: Be Wary of The Silent Woods: A Fun and Charming Start

Award-winning Graphic Novelist Svetlana Chmokova is back in the fantasy world with The Weirn: Be Wary of The Woods. Chmokova has come a long way since she first burst into the world of graphic novels in the mid-2000s. She created the fantasy world of The Weirn in her Night School graphic novels in 2009, which […]

Jessica Oliens Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Debut Fox Hall For 2023

Jessica Olien's Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Debut, Fox Hall, For 2023

Jessica Olien is the author and illustrator of number of pre-school books such as The Blobfish Book, Shark Detective, Adrift: An Odd Couple of Polar Bears, and Right Now all with Balzer+Bray. She is also the illustrator of Hamsters Don't Fight Fires from HarperCollins. Her cartoons and illustrations have been published in the New Yorker, […]

Yen Press Announces Svetlana Chmakovas The Weirn Books

Yen Press Announces Svetlana Chmakova's "The Weirn Books"

Yen Press, the prolific publisher of manga and light novels in English, has an imprint devoted to titles for middle-grade readers called JY. JY announced this week that they would be publishing The Weirn Books, Vol. 1: Be Wary of the Silent Woods, the first volume in a brand new series by Svetlana Chmakova, the […]

Succubishezs Michelle Lam Sells Meesh the Bad Demon For 6 Figures

Succubishez's Michelle Lam Sells Meesh the Bad Demon For 6 Figures

Michelle Lam, creator of the Succubishez comic on WebToons and on Instagram, (with 415,000 followers) is a character animator and artist living in LA, specializing in storyboarding, 2D Animation, and illustration. She also illustrated DC character promos for San Diego Comic Con 2017. And she has now just sold two debut print graphic novels to […]


The Deep &#038 Dark Blue: A Milestone in LGBTQ Fantasy for Middle Schoolers [Review]

"The Deep & Dark Blue": A Milestone in LGBTQ Fantasy for Middle Schoolers [Review]

We're in an era where diversity and LGBTQ representation is hitting fever pitch in Children's and Young Adult literature. It's about giving all kids a mirror to experience their identities, to normalize their lives. Representation comes in all genres, be it school stories, romance, fantasy, Science Fiction, coming-of-age or a combination of several genres in […]

BOOM Harnesses Power of Friendship with Middle Grade Graphic Novel Jo &#038 Rus

BOOM! Harnesses Power of Friendship with Middle Grade Graphic Novel Jo & Rus

Check out the press release below. LOS ANGELES, CA (January 16, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced cartoonist and illustrator Audra Winslow’s debut middle grade graphic novel, JO & RUS, an all-new story about two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn’t go their way and to stand their ground,[...]

Archie Announces New Lines of Young Adult and Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

Archie Announces New Lines of Young Adult and Middle-Grade Graphic Novels

Archie Comics is looking to capture a share of the lucrative young adult and middle-grade book market with the launch of two initiatives: Blue Ribbon, a young adult graphic novel line, and a partnership with Little Bee Books to produce middle-grade materials. The news was revealed EX-X-XCLUSIVELY on The Hollywood Reporter, a website whose expertise […]

Vault Comics Launches Myriad a Young Readers Imprint

Vault Comics Launches Myriad, a Young Readers Imprint

Vault Comics revealed the next phase of their plan for world domination Tuesday with the announcement of Myriad, an imprint focused on middle grade and young adult stories "delivered in a wide range of unique and convenient formats" and featuring "an array of new and established creative voices poised to make a strong impact in[...]