Friday, May 31, 2013

Cover sketches for UNDERTOWN by Jon Foster

Jon Foster

About the book
In this fast-paced adventure story, Timothy and Jessamyn are towed through the streets of Manhattan riding in Timothy’s family’s sailboat, on their way to the Long Island shore, when the boat comes unhitched from its truck. The teens “sail” backward down a hill in Upper Manhattan, then fall down a huge construction site hole and into the vast sewer system below.
Thrust into an amazing adventure, the kids navigate waterfalls and rapids as they travel through the rain sewers. They meet a graffiti artist their own age, a homeless person named You, and rats the size of large dogs. They fall into the hands of a gangster who claims the sewers as her kingdom and the homeless as her subjects, and acts as a fence for luxury goods! Will she feed Timothy and Jessamyn to the rats?

Cover sketches for Genie Wishes

About the book
This sweet, funny novel follows fifth-grader Genie Kunkle through a tumultuous year. From the first day of school, Genie knows there will be good, bad, and in-between. The good? She’s in homeroom with her best friend, Sarah. The bad? Sarah’s friend from camp, Blair, is a new student at their school, and is itching to take Genie’s place as Sarah’s BFF. The in-between? Genie is excited to be elected to write her class’s blog, where she’s tasked with tracking the wishes and dreams of her class. But expressing her opinion in public can be scary—especially when her opinion might make the rest of her class upset.
Elisabeth Dahl authentically captures the ups and downs of a tween girl’s life, and the dramas—both little and big—that fill the scary transition between childhood and adolescence.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bazooka Joe and His Gang

Bazooka Joe and His Gang
by The Topps Company, Preface by Talley Morse, Introduction by Nancy Morse and Kirk Taylor, Essays by Len Brown, R. Sikoryak, and Bhob Stewart; Afterword by Jay Lynch, Selected by and from the collection of Jeff Shepherd.
We have been working with Kirk Taylor to publish some excellent guest blog posts — read them at the Abrams ComicArts blog:

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Connect with Kirk, Nancy, R. Sikoryak and Bhob Stewart:
Kirk Taylor
Nancy Morse
R. Sikoryak
Bhob Stewart