Raina Telgemeier Announces New Graphic Novel for 2016, ‘Ghosts’
Raina Telgemeier, the biggest name in comics today, made a major announcement at San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend --- her next project will be a graphic novel called Ghosts, scheduled for release by Scholastic Graphix in 2016.
Ghosts will be Telgemeier's second major work of original fiction following 2012's Drama, in contrast to her autobiographical works Smile and Sisters, and centers on a young girl called Catrina and her family as they move to a new town and attempt to settle in.
Telgemeier describes the book as follows:
Eleven-year-old Catrina and her family are moving to the small coastal town of Bahía de la Luna because her younger sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn’t happy about leaving her friends, but she tries not to complain because she knows Maya will benefit from the clean, cool air that blows in from the sea. As the girls settle in, they learn there’s something a little spooky about their new town…
Telgemeier is the biggest creator in North American comics today; all her previous projects have topped the New York Times Bestseller list, and Drama is still top of the list after 101 weeks, with Smile at #2 after 160 weeks, Sisters at #4 after 46 weeks, and her work on the Baby-Sitters Club series also sitting within the top five. She took home the Eisner for best writer/artist for Sisters this past weekend. She previously won in 2011 for Smile in the category 'Best Publication for Teens'.
Ghosts will be a full color work clocking in at over 240 pages from Scholastic Graphix, which also published Smile, Drama, and Sisters. Ghosts will be released in Autumn of 2016.