March 24, 2019
In the next year or so, a strong group of CCS alums are releasing books into the wild. Congratulations to Lucy Knisley ′09 (Kid Gloves, First Second, 2019) , Laura Terry ′10 (Graveyard Shakes, Graphix, 2017), JP Coovert ′08 (illustrator for Charlie Joe Jackson series), Tillie Walden ′16 (Spinning, First Second, 2017), and Jarad Greene ′17!
Lucy Knisley ′09—You Are New (Chronicle Books, March 2019)
A world of being new is waiting for little ones and the grown-ups who love them in this warm and funny book perfect for baby showers. From napping to crying, cuddling to playing, this book introduces the world with humor, honesty, and unmitigated sweetness. Award-winning author and artist Lucy Knisley celebrates the joys of having—and being!—a baby in this timeless celebration of new beginnings and the transformative power of love.
Laura Terry ′10—Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring (Workman Publishing, April 2019)
In a story of suspense and intrigue, Anna Strong and the Revolutionary War Culper Spy Ring explores a little-known chapter of American history—and offers readers a mystery of their own to solve!
JP Coovert ′08 —Maker Comics: Draw a Comic (First Second, Fall 2019)
The International Comics Library is in a lot of trouble! If Maggie can’t come up with $500,000 in a week, Dr. Carl is going to bulldoze her grandfather’s library and turn it into a parking lot! To save the day, she’ll need all her comic drawing skills, the loyal library watchdog, and her new assistant (that’s you!). You’ll learn to create and print your own comics books, following these simple steps to sketch out your story ideas, ink a comic page, and publish a finished minicomic.
Tillie Walden ′16—Are You Listening (First Second, Fall 2019)
This chance encounter sends them on a journey through West Texas, where strange things start to happen. A lost cat becomes a kindred spirit, the weather shifts from sun to snow within minutes, and they are followed by mysterious men from the Office of Road Inquiry. The landscape morphs into an unsettling world as they drive on, toward a town that doesn’t exist on a map, or at all—where they have no one left but each other.
Jarad Greene ′17—Scullion (Lion Forge, 2020)
A castle dishwasher with big dreams is kidnapped after being mistaken for the most famous warrior and bestselling author in the kingdom. On the morning of her wedding to the crown prince, he must channel his hero and figure out a way to save himself. This is Jarad’s debut graphic novel, so extra big congratulations!
Congratulations to Lucy Knisley ′09 (Kid Gloves, First Second, 2019) , Laura Terry ′10 (Graveyard Shakes, Graphix, 2017), JP Coovert ′08 (illustrator for Charlie Joe Jackson series), Tillie Walden ′16 (Spinning, First Second, 2017), and Jarad Greene ′17!
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