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Preview: Barry’s Best Buddy—plus a Toon Books giveaway!

Renee French is well known among adult fans of indy graphic novels for her surrealistic artwork in H Day and The Ticking, but she also writes and illustrates children’s books under her pen name, Rainy Dohaney. Next month, Toon Books will publish her graphic novel Barry’s Best Buddy, a silly story about two friends, and we have a sneak preview below.

But before you start reading, check this out: The folks at Toon Books are offering their titles in a new, lower-priced paperback format, and to make sure people notice, they are having a giveaway. Send them a photo of the new Toon Books display at your local bookstore, and they will send you a free Toon book. It’s that simple, but in case you have questions, all the details are on their blog.

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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