Sometimes the stories creators pitch to us are really meant for readers in the 12-18 age range – a category the book folk call Young Adult or YA. Yet, most AfterShock titles are written and illustrated for more “mature” audiences. Thus the opportunity for SEISMIC PRESS, announced earlier this week via Publishers Weekly. Now, creators who have stories of a certain quality, intelligence and intensity to tell to a younger audience have a place to tell them in the ways they want them told.
The first Seismic Press graphic novel, Steve Orlando and Steve Foxe’s RAINBOW BRIDGE, will be released in August. Illustrated by Valentina Brancati, it tells the story of 14-year-old Andy and his rescue dog, Rocket. When Rocket dies just before high school begins, Andy finds himself rudderless, but during a visit to Rocket’s grave, he unexpectedly summons the Rainbow Bridge, a gateway to a fantasy world where pets discover their afterlife – and a malevolent menace awaits.
Come summer, there’s going to be a whole lot of shaking going on!
In italia molte delle opere di Aftershock arrivano per Saldapress, vedremo se anche queste nuove uscite saranno prese dalla casa editrice italiana