A while ago The Beat shared the publishing announcement for Graveyard Shakes, a graphic novel for kids from CCS alum Laura Terry (Overboard) – we’ve been fans of her mini comics for a while, and as you can see from the synopsis below, it sounds like a winning premise.
The cover for the book has just been released and we’re pleased to exclusively reveal it. Graveyard Shakes is tentatively scheduled for October release from Scholastic’s Graphix imprint..
With kids’ graphic novels sales still growing, and Raina Telgemeier a legit best seller, we’re going to see this category continue to blow up.
Katia and Victoria are sisters and scholarship students at a private boarding school. While Victoria tries to fit in, Katia is unapologetic about her quirks, even though their classmates tease her. After a big fight, Katia runs away from school. And when Victoria goes looking for her, she accidentally tumbles into the underworld of a nearby graveyard. It is inhabited by ghosts, ghouls, and a man named Nikola, who is preparing a sinister spell that’s missing one key ingredient.
Victoria teams up with adorable Little Ghost and Nikola’s kindhearted son, and together they search for Katia—who is in danger of becoming Nikola’s next victim!
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.