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Preview: Odd Duck, by Cecil Castellucci and Sara Varon

We have a treat for you today: A preview of Odd Duck, written by Cecil Castellucci and illustrated by Sara Varon, out this month from First Second.

Castellucci is well known for her young adult work, which includes the Minx graphic novel The Plain Janes (illustrated by Jim Rugg) and the hybrid graphic novel The Year of the Beasts (illustrated by Nate Powell). Varon has focused on younger readers with her graphic novels Robot Dreams and Bake Sale, and her style is similar here, with a focus on simple shapes, pastel colors, and wide areas of open space that really let the art breathe.

The book was released yesterday, so take a look at our preview and then go see it for yourself!

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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