TOON Books is pleased to announce a series of September events to launch the first two titles in the publisher’s fall line of comics for early readers.
Talented newcomer Eleanor Davis will debut Stinky, a hilarious and heartwarming story that proves even monsters can make new friends…warts and all. Davis, just 25 years old, was recently hailed by Publishers Weekly as one of four emerging comic artists to watch, and currently lives in Athens, GA.
Powerhouse artist Dean Haspiel will present Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever, written by legendary cartoonist Jay Lynch, a delightfully tongue-in-cheek superhero story about two twins who love the same superhero – but can’t stand each other! Lynch has helped create many popular humor products, including Wacky Packages and the Garbage Pail Kids. Haspiel has illustrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon’s The Escapist and drawn superheroes for Marvel and DC Comics.
TOON Books are a collection of hardcover, full-color comics for early readers published by New Yorker Art Editor Françoise Mouly with Series Advisor Art Spiegelman. The imprint launched in Spring 2008 and has received near-universal praise. More information on www.TOON-BOOKS.com
Following is a schedule of events planned to mark the debuts of Stinky and Mo and Jo:
Friday, September 5, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
• Desert Island, 540 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11211
Eleanor Davis & Dean Haspiel—reading, signing with milk and cookies!
Saturday, September 6, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
• STORYHOUR at McNally Jackson NYC, 52 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012
Eleanor Davis & Dean Haspiel, introduced by Françoise Mouly and Art Spiegelman.
Monday, September 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
• Jim Hanley’s Universe, 4 West 33rd Street, New York, NY 10001
Eleanor Davis & Dean Haspiel—reading and signing
All events will be kid-friendly and a great way to introduce children 4 and up to the pleasures of books and comics. PLEASE JOIN US!