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Cover of Finding Gossamyr

We’ve got a bit of breaking news for you this morning: Finding Gossamyr, a fantasy tale of magic and math, is back! First published in 2013, and long out of print, the fantasy tale by writer David A. Rodriguez and artist Sarah Ellerton will be returning on March 23 with a new edition from the original publisher, Th3rd World Studios. Here’s the synopsis:

Denny Auramen, a young boy on the autism spectrum, moves in with his older sister Jenna following their parent’s divorce. Finding it difficult to shoulder so much responsibility, Jenna pushes Denny to solve an ancient theorem that he believes is dangerous, in order to get him into a prestigious math program. The theorem sends the children to the world of Gossamyr, a place where math is magic and an ancient evil has been unleashed. Here, Denny’s gifts make him a powerful Arithmancer, but this only complicates the stranded siblings’ already strained relationship. Together, Jenna and Denny must find a way to navigate this treacherous land to not only find their way home, but back to each other.

Full press release below.

Math is magic!
Th3rd World Studios puts a little magic back into FINDING GOSSAMYR

Math is magic! Th3rd World Studios is proud to announce the triumphant return of the critically-acclaimed series, Finding Gossamyr, with an all-new beautifully restored paperback edition of thefirst volume! This fantastical YA sci-fi tale, written by David A. Rodriguez (Skylanders, Transformers) with art and colors by Sarah Ellerton (Phoenix Requiem, Inverloch), has been finely remastered and enhanced for the next generation of readers!

Denny Auramen, a young boy on the autism spectrum, moves in with his older sister Jenna following their parent’s divorce. Finding it difficult to shoulder so much responsibility, Jenna pushes Denny to solve an ancient theorem that he believes is dangerous, in order to get him into a prestigious math program. The theorem sends the children to the world of Gossamyr, a place where math is magic and an ancient evil has been unleashed. Here, Denny’s gifts make him a powerful Arithmancer, but this only complicates the stranded siblings’ already strained relationship. Together, Jenna and Denny must find a way to navigate this treacherous land to not only find their way home, but back to each other.

Finding Gossamyr is one of the stories that tugs at the heartstrings,” said Th3rd World Studios Publisher & Creative Director, Michael DeVito. “When Dave sent the first script almost a decade ago I knew this was a series that we absolutely needed to publish. Sarah coming on board was the icing on the cake, you’d be hard pressed to find a more beautiful book. Being able to bring this back to print with all of the remastered pages is really special to all of us and we look forward to a whole new generation of readers falling in love with the world of Gossamyr.”

“This has always been the story closest to my heart probably because it is the most personal,” said David A. Rodriguez. “The world may be fantastic, but the challenges and relationships that make it up are all real. Having this story be visualized by an amazing partner like Sarah Ellerton and seeing it embraced by readers has been the most rewarding part of my storytelling journey so far.”

“I’m so thrilled to be a part of the Gossamyr team, to help craft such a meaningful world through my art,” said Sarah Ellerton. “I have a little boy I’m reading volume 1 to and he LOVES it, so I’m excited for other parents to get to do the same.” 

Celebrate the power of arithmetic and the uniqueness of the mind. Th3rd World Studios revives the award-winning Finding Gossamyr after five years, and at a newly accessible price. Finding Gossamyr is set for release on March 23, 2022. 

Praise for Finding Gossamyr

“Employing the polished visuals and nonstop pace of today’s CG movies, Rodriguez and Ellerton deliver a smooth and satisfying adventure.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Kids need to read this comic before their teachers can recommend it, because it’s a math book that actually is fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

“…a new fantasy book from Th3rd World Studios that purposely evokes the excitement and humanity of a Pixar movie and actually nails it…” —MTV Geek

“…a grown up powerhouse of a story. The feeling of compassion Rodriguez is able to manifest for both of these children is remarkable, and worthy of your attention.” —Geekquality

Finding Gossamyr sets a new benchmark in graphic storytelling. This one is not to be missed! A+!” —The Trade

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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 E-Reader.com. 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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