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TOON Books adds titles for older readers

TOON Books, Francoise Mouly’s innovative hardcover comics imprint for early readers, will expand into the upper grades with TOON Graphics, a new line aimed at readers aged 8 and up. TOON Graphics will include both graphic novels (comics) and books that alternate illustrations and prose.

I talked to Mouly about the new line at Publishers Weekly, and they have a page up at their website as well.

TOON is kicking off the new line with three titles: Theseus and the Minotaur, by Yves Pommaux; Cast Away on the Letter A, by the French creator Fred (a favorite of Mouly’s when she was a child); and Hansel and Gretel, written by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. The Gaiman book will be published in two different editions, an oversized deluxe edition with a die-cut cover and a regular-format library edition.

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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