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It’s Valentine’s Day, are you sharing it with that special… monster?

Today is the launch of our new My Boyfriend is a Monster website.  This graphic novel series debuts in spring with two books, I Love Him to Pieces and Made for Each OtherI Love Him to Pieces is now being serialized daily as a webcomic preview.


  Keep an eye on the site for more webcomics, news, and hidden extras.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox are in the news again!  The happy couple was sited on the Daily Squee


…and Booklist  has praised their latest book!

What a Team!, by Brigitte Luciani and Eve Tharlet, will be reviewed in the February 15th issue of Booklist.  Here’s what  Francisca Goldsmith had to say:

“The engaging Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox graphic-novel series, about a blended forest family and four stepsiblings’ efforts to get along, continues to provide both age-appropriate complexity and sweet watercolor artwork. Although the lesson in this episode is the importance of working together over going it alone, the involving plot is not overshadowed by its moral: Bristle and his stepsister Ginger can’t agree on the best boat to build, so they compete—while Grub joins with friends in a group effort. Be sure to pick up the earlier volumes (The Meeting and A Hubbub, both 2010), as all will be popular.”

 — Francisca Goldsmith

Check in next week for the full Angoulême report from Carol Burrell!

Graphic Universe’s editorial director, Carol Burell, just got back from the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Angoulême (or Angoulême International Comics Festival as it’s known in English). Bande Dessinée, or BD, is the French term for comic.

The festival (now in its 37th year) is held annually in the town of Angoulême, located in southwestern France.  It’s the largest comics festival in Europe, a region that is known for its high regard of the comics medium.

In addition to The ElseWhere Chronicles, Nola’s World, and Mr. Badger and Mrs. Fox, Graphic Universe is seeking other exciting French language imports.  While Carol was at Angoulême she sat on a panel titled “The Market and Opportunities for BD in UK and North America”, to discuss that very topic.

Mark Smylie, Calista Brill, and Carroll Burrell. Photo from Forbidden Planet International

Forbidden Planet International provided this great report of the panel on their blog.

Carol will provide a full report next week.  Till then, whet your appetite with these photos she took.

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