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Cover Reveal: Volcanoes – Fire and Life by Jon Chad!

If you know me then you know I’ve a certain weakness for comics, graphic novels, graphic comics, and comic novels (?).  You draw it, I like it.  And every once in a while, First Second will offer me a little jacket to reveal in some manner.  It seems timely that with the announcement about the first National Ambassador of Young People Literature to work in the comic book field, the time is ripe to promote all things comic-y.

But what, you may ask, is the comic in question?  Well, the one of the newest books out there in the Science Comics series.  Science Comics is described by First Second as, “our marvelous new series for every science geek out there, starting with Dinosaurs, by MK Reed and Joe Flood, and Coral Reefs, by Maris Wicks!  All you ever wanted to know about dinosaurs and coral reefs and were hoping someone would make a comic about!”

Not as much into the ocean or the terrible lizards?  Red-hot magma more your speed?  Then boyo, do I have a cover for you:


Here are the basic stats:

Science Comics: Volcanos
by Jon Chad
On Sale 10/18/16

And First Second sez:

“This volume: in VOLCANOES, we explore these exciting and explosive vents in the Earth’s surface. Along the way readers will learn about lava, tectonic plates, islands and other land masses generated by volcanoes, famous volcanoes, and famous eruptions. Jon Chad’s detailed and quirky story-telling style, as found in the Leo Geo series of books, is perfectly suited to bring volcanoes to life.

Jon Chad was born and raised in Vermont. After completing the BFA Sequential Art program at Savannah College of Art and Design, he moved back to White River Junction, Vermont, where he now works at the Center for Cartoon Studies teaching screen-printing and bookmaking. He is the author of Leo Geo and His Miraculous Journey Through the Center of the Earth and Leo Geo and the Cosmic Crisis.

About Elizabeth Bird

Elizabeth Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.


  1. Betsy,
    Off subject but are you doing a pre-show this year before the award announcements on Monday? I’m hoping so!!

    • Elizabeth Bird says

      Yep! More information on that tomorrow, I promise. Pinky swear, cross my heart, hope to die.