Science-Based YA Graphic Novel The Not-So-Secret Society Releases Event Schedule And New Resources

by Hannah Means Shannon

As we’ve highlighted on previously, The Not-So-Secret Society is a multi-media engaged comic experience for young people aged 8-11 which focuses on the sciences, friendship-based adventure, and representing diversity in the comics medium. Created by veteran comics professionals and educators, the project fills a much-needed area of reading for upper elementary and lower middle school kids and is a quality, exciting project to boot.

The Not-So-Secret Society is now available as an all-ages graphic novel, after publishing online comics and resources for some time. Helmed by writing team of Matthew Daley (Lantern City) and Arlene Daley, the book calls on 25 years of combined education experience to create this “coming-of-age adventure” featuring five young friends inventing a candy-making machine for their school’s annual science fair, when they accidentally unleash a “colossal candy creation that could destroy the city!”

Co-created by Macrocosm’s Trevor Crafts (Lantern City) and Ellen Crafts, and illustrated by Wook Jin Clark (Adventure Time: The Flipside), The Not-So Secret Society original graphic novel is supplemented by parent guides and educator guides (newly expanded to celebrate the release) included in the book and more to be found online at

To support the launch of this original graphic novel, the creators at Macrocosm will appear at a variety of upcoming Not-So Secret Society interactive events including signings, meet and greets, presentations on creating comics, and special “gummy bear raffles”. Yes, there will be gummy bears.

Two of those events are:
-Children’s Book World in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 19th from 2:30-3:30pm
-Barnes & Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 9th at 1:00-2:00pm

For more on The Not-So Secret Society check out where you can get free downloadable activities for kids, parent and educator guides, information on upcoming live events from the creator team, and even listen to the official theme song.

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