Humanoids Adds Two New Imprints: One For Kids And One For ‘Slice Of Life’ Comics

by Hannah Means Shannon

Humanoids, your source for many European comics brought to English speakers in a spiffy hardback format and more, has announced an exciting development in their publishing program.

They will be launching two new imprints within their line: “Humanoids Kids” and “Slice of Life“.

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Humanoids say that this imprint of graphic novels will offer books for children and Young Adults, paying attention to quality in the same way that they do for their wider publications.

The first title in the imprint, The Magical Twins, is the first children’s graphic novel written by Alejandro Jodorowsky, and sold out within 2 weeks in its original edition. A revised second printing will be available in December 2017. It is illustrated by regular Jodorowsky collaborator Georges Bess (The White Lama, Son of the Gun) the book is a Hardcover, 56pp, $19.95/£14.99 ISBN: 9781594654084.

August will see the release of the first book in the Gregory & The Gargoyles trilogy, an all-ages adventure about a “young and lonely boy’s travels through a long-forgotten world where magic still rules”. It is written by Denis-Pierre Filippi (Muse, Marshals), Hardback, 96pp, $12.95/£10.99 ISBN: 9781594657986.

In September, Humanoids will also be publishing Halloween Tales, by Denis-Pierre Filippi & Olivier Boiscommun. This is a “spooky–yet sensitive–book” with three interconnected stories revealing that, on Halloween, “it’s always darkest before the dawn”. Hardback, 156pp, $24.95/£20.99 ISBN: 9781594656545.

The Slice of Life Imprint:

This new range will offer a wide variety of subjects, from travelogues and  personal journeys, to LGBTQ themes and coming to terms with bereavement, according to Humanoids.

The first two upcoming titles are:

The Retreat: A “lyrical and touching tale of friendship put to the test amid death, mourning, and nostalgia” whose publication date in September 2017 will correspond with Suicide Prevention Awareness month. By Tom Tirabosco and Pierre Wazem, the author of the bestselling KOMA and Snow Day. Softcover, 112pp, $14.95/£12.99 ISBN: 9781594656156.

Adrift: Gregory Mardons poetic tale of a “life at sea, exploring how travel, adventure, and chance encounters can shape both individuals and future generations”. Softcover, 116pp, $14.95/£12.99 ISBN: 9781594658396.

You can find out more about Humanoids’ plans for these new imprints right here on their website.