BOOM! Studios is leaning into that good, spooky content. On Tuesday, the publisher announced a new all-ages OGN by writer S.M. Vidaurri (Iron, Steven Universe) and artist Hannah Krieger (Psychic Mansion) called All My friends Are Ghosts. The book is slated for release in April 2020.
All My Friends Are Ghosts follows Effie, who feels like a ghost in her own school until she discovers an actual ghost school in the nearby woods. Along the way, she discovers what makes her special and helps others be seen for who they are. Here’s the full synopsis, via BOOM!:
Effie is lost, and feels like a ghost. She skips school because she doesn’t think anyone will notice, and doesn’t feel like she belongs, or that school offers her anything that she wants. Simply, she has stopped trying. One day, when she realizes that no one will notice, she escapes from her every day life… and discovers a ghost school in the nearby woods. But just as she’s beginning to learn all about the amazing things that ghosts can do – like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more – Effie is asked by her new friends to help track down a mysterious spirit that’s been spotted. But if Effie’s going to succeed, she’ll not only have to show her friends that she’s got something special,but also learn to believe she’s got it too.
In a statement, Vidaurri said, “As a creator, it’s been so much fun to watch Effie as she battles monsters and homework, and finds that making friends with a poltergeist is easier than catching the bus. Hannah’s art really brings the ghosts to life and creates a dynamic, enthralling world for kids to discover. We can’t wait to share Effie’s adventures with everyone!”
Krieger added, “I’m thrilled to be drawing ALL MY FRIENDS ARE GHOSTS with Shane-Michael Vidaurri behind the wheel; his writing is evocative with a big dash of fun. It is such a treat to be working on a book about social misfits, for social misfits. These characters are heartfelt and hilarious, and I hope you enjoy following their journey as much as I have!”
Editor Matthew Levine noted, “For some, a school for ghosts may sound like a nightmare but for Effie, who’s lonely and just wants to find people who’ll accept her as she is, it’s a place where she can finally feel like herself. S.M. and Hannah do an amazing job of creating this magical, impossible world that’ll ring very true for anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping their daily life to go find adventure and friendship, even if it shows up in the most unexpected places!”