Magnetic Press Unveils Fall/Winter Line-Up Of Original Graphic Novels [Exclusive]
Magnetic Press is one of the publishers to watch this year, and its efforts in scouring the world for the best comics and creators to bring to western audiences has resulted in the release of amazing comics that might never have seen the light of day otherwise. Today, ComicsAlliance can exclusively reveal the seven original graphic novels that form Magnetic Press's Fall/Winter line-up, including the first two titles from Ulises Fariñas and Storme Smith's imprint Buño
The line-up includes a new young readers series from Federico Bertolucci, and Frédéric Brrémaud, Little Tails, and Centurion & Emperador, the comics debut of comedian and actor Rob Schneider with his wife and co-writer Patricia Schneider, and illustrator Francisco Herrera.
Late last month we learned about Fariñas and Smith's Buño imprint, and two of the announced projects, Rob Cham's Light and Fariñas, Erick Freitas and Daniel Irizarri's Cloudia & Rex, will make their debut later this year.
Also due out from Magnetic Press this year is Tony Sandoval's Rende-Vous In Phoenix, Enrique Fernández's Brigada, and The Fate of Fools by Richard Lee Byers, the final chapter in The Adventures of Basil & Moebius saga.
Check out the full details of Magnetic Press' Fall/Winter line-up below!
LITTLE TAILS is a series of young readers graphic novels created by Eisner Award nominated illustrator Federico Bertolucci, and Frédéric Brrémaud, creators of the world-famous, multi-award winning LOVE series of silent, nature focused graphic novels.
In each volume of LITTLE TAILS, a precocious puppy and an adventure-seeking squirrel named Chipper & Squizzo, set out on a journey to explore new and interesting environments full of fascinating animals curious creatures.
The first volume in the series is LITTLE TAILS: IN THE FOREST, which finds Chip & Squizzo venturing into a lush forest to visit Squizzo’s family. On their journey, the two animal pals discover and discuss a fantastic variety of bugs, birds, bears, & more!
The second story in the LITTLE TAILS series of young readers graphic novels by Bertolucci & Brrémaud, LITTLE TAILS: IN THE JUNGLE follows Chipper & Squizzo as they journey through different jungles around the world, where they’ll find all kinds of things that hunt, bite, and roar!
LITTLE TAILS: IN THE JUNGLE will be released simultaneously with LITTLE TAILS: IN THE FOREST in September, 2016.
The first title to be released by Ulises Fariñas' new Magnetic Press imprint Buño is LIGHT, an original graphic novel written & illustrated by Rob Cham. Light is a silent graphic novel that follows a pair of adventurers from a black & white world as they embark on an epic quest to collect five magic gems of color from deep inside the earth and bring them to the surface to return color to the world. Their perilous journey through torch-lit darknesses takes them to vibrant secret caverns, endless passages, crystal-clear waters, and encounters with strange beasts, dangerous creatures, and mysterious hermits.
LIGHT will be in stores September, 2016.
An autobiographical account by the three-time Eisner-nominated writer/artist Tony Sandoval (Doomboy, A Glance Backward), RENDEZ-VOUS IN PHOENIX recounts his nerve wracking experience smuggling himself across the US-Mexico border as a young man.
Born and raised in Northwestern Mexico, Tony was desperate to come to America in order to be reunited with his American girlfriend, and to try to "make it" in the American comic book industry. When multiple lengthy and unfruitful attempts to acquire a Visa began to threaten both his relationship and his artistic career, Tony decided to smuggle himself across the US border. Wrought with desperation and longing, Tony faced extremed heat, dangerous coyotes, barbed wire, and – most daunting – the US border patrol, all in the name of love.
Includes a forward by Frederick Luis Aldama Distinguished Professor of Arts & Humanities at Ohio State University, and author of Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future, and the Encyclopedia of World Comics: Manga, Anime, Tintin, and More from Around the Globe.
RENDEZ-VOUS IN PHOENIX will be in stores October, 2016.
Written by famous actor-comedian Rob Schneider and his wife Patricia Schneider, and illustrated by star Disney & Marvel illustrator, Francisco Herrera, CENTURION & EMPERADOR is an adorable story about finding your passion and based on the real-life dancing horses of Gamble Ranch.
At the Gamble Ranch, all of the animals have a special talent. All of them for Centurion and Emperor, two baby horses delivered by a couple of confused storks lost in a storm. When the ranch owners decide they’ll grow up to be race horses, Centurion and Emperor do their best to be the best. But what they prove to be best at is quite different from racing…
CENTURION & EMPERADOR will be in stores October, 2016.
The fourth and final chapter in the epic THE ADVENTURES OF BASIL & MOEBIUS is written by the legendary fantasy novelist Richard Lee Byers (Forgotten Realms)! The story continuation of the award-winning live action short film starring Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange) Zachary Levi (Chuck), Ray Park (Star Wars) comes to it's epic conclusion!
In THE FATE OF FOOLS the daring duo of scoundrel thieves follow the mysterious and otherworldly Collector to the wildest corners of both time and space in an attempt to stop an age-old alien plot to destroy the fabric of reality! All of their previous encounters and adventures have been leading to this climactic battle!
ADVENTURES BASIL & MOEBIUS VOL. 4: THE FATE OF FOOLS will be in stores October, 2016.
From world famous master-illustrator Enrique Fernández comes BRIGADA, a spectacularly gorgeous and psychedelic series of fantasy graphic novels. Set in a vibrant magical world where a strange and dangerous myst has settled over the land. Anyone who wanders into the myst are transported to different and faraway lands, with no rhyme or reason.
BRIGADA tells the story of Ivro, Dwarven Captain of a legendary brigade of cold-hearted, cut-throat Dwarven convicts who answer only to him. On the eave of a great battle, Ivro and his brigade are overtaken by the myst, which separates them into small groups, and throws them all into different, strange and alien lands. Now, Ivro and the remaining members of his brigade must wage a new and different war, for their own survival. But where did this myst come from, and what terrible secret lies at its heart? Will Ivro be able to reunite his brigade and lead them to safety while this strange land grows ever stranger...
BRIGADA will be in stores November, 2016.
The second Buño title will be CLOUDIA & REX, written by Ulises Fariñas & Eric Freitas and illustrated by Daniel Irizarri. CLOUDIA & REX is a lushly rendered supernatural fantasy that follows two girls and their mother who find themselves in the middle of a vast, supernatural exodus. On their journey Cloudia is bestowed the powers of hundreds of different gods, but even those don’t help her come to terms with the death of her father.
CLOUDIA & REX will be in stores December, 2016.