L.A.-based graphic novel publisher Humanoids Inc. is launching two brand new imprints that will diversify its already impressive range of graphic novels. The first, Humanoids Kids, offers graphic novels for children and Young Adults, with the same attention to art, content, and quality that have made Humanoids one of most world-renowned comic book publishers.
According to a press release from the publisher, the first title from the Humanoids Kids imprint, The Magical Twins, is the first-ever children’s graphic novel written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and it sold out within 2 weeks, with a revised second printing will be available in December 2017. Illustrated by regular Jodorowsky collaborator Georges Bess (The White Lama, Son of the Gun) the book is a hardcover.
This August sees the release of the first in the Gregory & The Gargoyles trilogy, a competitively priced all-ages adventure about a young and lonely boy’s travels through a long-forgotten world where magic still rules. Written by Denis-Pierre Filippi (Muse, Marshals), it’s a hardcover.
Then in September, Humanoids will release Halloween Tales, a hardcover by Denis-Pierre Filippi & Olivier Boiscommun. A spooky-yet-sensitive-book with three interconnected stories revealing that, on Halloween, it’s always darkest before the dawn.
The second imprint, called Slice Of Life, will offer a wide variety of subjects, from travelogues and personal journeys. The first two upcoming titles include The Retreat, described as a lyrical and touching tale of friendship put to the test amid death, mourning, and nostalgia. The September 2017 release date of this softcover corresponds with Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and its by artist Tom Tirabosco and Pierre Wazem, the author of the bestselling KOMA and Snow Day.
The second title is the softcover of Adrift, Gregory Mardon’s poetic tale of a life at sea, exploring how travel, adventure, and chance encounters can shape both individuals and future generations.
With a track record of publishing some of the most inventive graphic novels and albums out there, fans of brilliant graphic storytelling are certainly in for a treat.
By Abdulkareem Baba Aminu @KareemReal