Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Around the World Has Launched!

Initial cover sketches.

My new graphic novel AROUND THE WORLD is finally available! The book is based on the true stories of three intrepid adventurers who circumnavigated the globe alone at the end of the 19th century. My own journey to tell the stories of Thomas Stevens, Nellie Bly, and Joshua Slocum felt, at times, as arduous as trekking across the earth. In the coming weeks, I'll be posting some tidbits about how I came to create this book. I hope you'll check back for the journey.


Abandoned "travel journal" concept.
A fine way to procure this volume is through your local bookstore (if you are lucky enough to have one of these rare emporiums in your area). How do you find one? Try Indiebound's nifty store locator or order online from any of the indie stores. You can also order directly from my publisher Candlewick Press, or find it at your online purveyor of choice. And don't forget your local library!


Final cover sketch.

Cover painting of the three. Makes me want to write a fictional team-up.
Ta-da!
And just for fun, here's the trailer once again (and yes, that is me on the ukulele) ...


 

HUZZAH!

8 comments:

Eric Orchard said...

Awesome!! Congratulations! I can't wait to get it.

Laura Lutz said...

Can't wait to read it!!!! Going out today to buy it!

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

So fantastic! Congratulations. I am looking forward to my copy (I pre-ordered from Amazon :) ). Your work is wonderful!!

Vicki said...

I cannot wait to read this book!! Congratulations!!!

Renee Kurilla said...

Congratulations! Looks great, I can't wait to read it :D

bluemoonpaul said...

Great art, trailer, music.

Leda said...

This is wonderful! The artwork is so fresh and expressive. Loved the trailer.

Casey G. said...

Congrats! This new book of yours looks awesome. I am finding my local bookstore and going to get it tomorrow. Keep up the great work!