BOOM! Studios has today given their first look at a new graphic novel aimed at middle schoolers named Jo & Rus, written and illustrated by Audra Winslow. According to BOOM!, the story is about “two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn’t go their way and to stand their ground, no matter the cost.”
Jo & Rus will be available in February 2021 on BOOM!’s KaBOOM! imprint.
Check out the preview images, as well as BOOM! Studios’s full press release, below:
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 24, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a brand new look at cartoonist and illustrator Audra Winslow’s debut middle grade graphic novel, JO & RUS, with letterer Mike Fiorentino, about two unlikely best friends who learn to roll with the punches when life doesn’t go their way and to stand their ground, no matter the cost, available in February 2021.
At first, Jo and Rus don’t realize how much they have in common – she’s a middle schooler who’s constantly bullied and he’s a high schooler in a rock band. But when a mysterious one-eyed cat brings the two of them together, they quickly learn they’re both outcasts trying to figure out what they really want from life in a world where the odds are stacked against them. It’s only by becoming friends they discover who they are, who they want to be and what it takes for every one of us to find our own happiness!
JO & RUS is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series such as Just Beyond by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, Pandora’s Legacy by Bones Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, as well as Wonder Pony by Marie Spénale and Space Bear by Ethan Young.
Print copies of JO & RUS will be available for sale in February 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
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