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Out Now in Comic Shops! Plants Vs. Zombies: Rumble At Lake Gumbo!

Volume 10 of the Plants Vs. Zombies series of graphic novels appeared on comic shop shelves on Wednesday, June 13! It will be available from other booksellers on June 26!

Calling all Cat-Tail Commanders and Spudmarines–the battle for clean water begins! As soon as Dr. Zomboss discovers Lake Gumbo near Neighborville, Gargantuars start posing on Muscle Beach, volleyballs bounce off bungee zombies, and Zomboss uses a giant underwater drill to muddy and pollute the lake!

Neighborhood defenders Nate, Patrice, and Crazy Dave spot trouble and grab all the Tangle Kelp and Party Crabs they can to quell another zombie invasion! Having a new Security Gourd group, the unique Kelptomaniac, and returning pig-dog Twister on their side, Paul Tobin and Ron Chan return to the series they helped make a bestselling hit–with bonus stories by Kevin Burkhalter and Christianne Goudreau.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Rumble At Lake Gumbo is written by Paul Tobin, with art by Ron Chan and colors by Matt J. Rainwater!

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New Comic Debut! MESSENGER Begins on LINEWebtoon! FREE!

Announcing the debut of Messenger, the free weekly webcomic by me and artist Ray Nadine! Messenger is a new series on LINE Webtoon, the cross-platform app which is also free to install on any of your various mobile devices! Ray and I have been working on this project for a while and we are very pleased to have it available to the world! For FREE!

Messenger follows Dare Crilley, a bike messenger who is utterly unsurpassed. She scoffs at bad weather, traffic is barely an obstacle, and she’s never missed a delivery. That’s good, because Dare is about to discover her mysterious new client is literally divine, and that a dispute between the gods means the fate of the universe rests on a series of increasingly more difficult bicycle deliveries. Will Dare fail on any of these fateful missions? Can she assemble all the parts for the Legendary Divine Bicycle? One thing’s for sure, Dare never backs down… when it’s time to deliver.

If you’re not familiar with LINE Webtoon, you should be! It’s a digital platform for thousands of free webcomics, with several “Daily Featured” curated titles (of which Messenger is one) posted each day of the week. In addition, the “Discover” section allows indie creators to upload their own comics at their own schedule. Genres range from fantasy to slice-of-life to drama to adventure to super-hero to horror. Webtoon comics come from creators in every corner of the world, so there really is something for everyone. But mostly Messenger. And in case I forgot to mention it before, it’s FREE.

Visit webtoons.com to read on your internet browser, or download the free LINE Webtoon app to read Messenger and thousands of other free comics on your mobile device:

iOS (from iTunes) / Android (from GooglePlay)

 

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A New Issue Of Bandette! And… An Eisner Nomination!

A new digital issue of Bandette has arrived on ComiXology!

An improperly used table fork! A Chihuahua on wheels! Delicious crêpes! A deceptive tape recording! A stolen sports car! An explosive museum visit! An illicitly bestowed panic button! All this and more as Bandette and her rivals continue their race to hold… The Six Finger Secret!

Bandette #17 sells on ComiXology for only 99¢, as do all 16 previous issues!

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Bandette has been nominated for an Eisner Award in the category for Best Digital Comic!  Bandette has won in the category three times previously; in 2013, 2016, and 2017! The full list of nominees for Best Digital Comic are:

Bandette, by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover (Monkeybrain/comiXology)
Barrier, by Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin (Panel Syndicate)
The Carpet Merchant of Konstaniniyya, by Reimena Yee (reimenayee.com/the-carpet-merchant)
Contact High, by James F. Wright and Josh Eckert (gumroad.com/l/YnxSm)
Harvey Kurtzman’s Marley’s Ghost, by Harvey Kurtzman, Josh O’Neill, Shannon Wheeler, and Gideon Kendall (comiXology Originals/Kitchen, Lind & Associates)
Quince, by Sebastian Kadlecik, Kit Steinkellner, and Emma Steinkellner, translated by Valeria Tranier (Fanbase Press/comiXology)

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TODAY! Genius Factor Book Three: How To Tame A Human Tornado

tornadoRelease day! How To Tame A Human Tornado, the third volume in my Genius Factor series of novels for middle readers, is available now in hardcover and electronic book!

The adventures continue for sixth-grade genius inventor Nate Bannister and his best friend Delphine in the third book of The Genius Factor series.It’s Friday the 13th again, and Nate hasn’t just done one really outrageous thing. He hasn’t even done THREE crazy things like normal. No, this time he’s gone and hidden his science vials full of his inventions throughout the town of Polt. He’s trying to avoid the Red Death Tea Society as always, who continue to hunt him down. They know where Nate lives now, so his only choice is to conceal his experiments in places they wouldn’t think to look. But things are about to go very, very wrong, including: an overwhelming amount of toads in Polt, zebras running wild, and lightning storms that won’t quit.

Nate and Delphine have been in lots of trouble before, but this is their most disastrous Friday the 13th yet . . . and we can’t promise a happy ending quite yet.

All the Genius Factor books feature illustrations throughout by Thierry Lafontaine!

In additional Genius Factor news, book two, How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees, is now available in paperback! You can find the series at Bloomsbury.com, Amazon.com, or wherever you buy books!

Reviews of the Genius Factor series

“Plenty of silly elements that will make children laugh out loud. . . . will easily appeal to both boys and girls.” –  School Library Journal on HOW TO OUTSMART A BILLION ROBOT BEES“Tobin uses humor and great imagination to offer younger middle grade readers a delightful romp that will appeal to fans of madcap adventure.” –  School Library Journal on HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT

“Middle grade readers, future inventors, and adventure-seekers will enjoy Nate and Delphine’s encounters in this The Genius Factor title.” –  School Library Connection on HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT

“This odd couple prove that teamwork works, and news of a sequel will likely be met with applause.” –  Booklist on HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT

“Aimed equally at boys and girls . . . This winning, consistently funny, smartly silly adventure could be one of Nate’s kooky gadgets, a middle-grade reading attractor.” –  Kirkus Reviews on HOW TO CAPTURE AN INVISIBLE CAT

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News! BANANA SUNDAY to be Re-Released IN COLOR from Oni Press!

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New cover by Colleen Coover!

We’re pleased to announce that Banana Sunday will be available again from its original publisher, Oni Press, on October 24, 2018! Originally released in 2006, the new edition has been remastered with spectacular colors by Rian Sygh on Colleen Coover’s brilliant art, and it has also been revised and edited for today’s readers. Also, we’ve changed the writer’s credit to my own name, rather than the pseudonym Root Nibot.

Banana Sunday is a comedy for readers of all ages that explores the themes of alienation, self-doubt, and the power of friendship. You know, high school. Banana Sunday was listed as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Great Graphic Novels for Teens for 2007.

We welcome this opportunity to share our early all-ages work with a new audience of readers, young and old!

“Kirby Steinberg is having a bit of trouble fitting into her new school. Sure, there’s the usual problems associated with being from “somewhere else,” but this time the new kid also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. Chuck, the professorial orangutan. Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey. Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. These primates have learned to speak, thanks to the scientific processes of Kirby’s father. Or have they? What’s their real story? That’s what Nickels—Kirby’s new best friend and unfortunately dedicated school reporter—would like to discover. Can Kirby find time to develop a relationship with Martin, the dashing nerd? Steer clear of Skye, the high school’s #1 pillar of arrogance? Keep Knobby, Chuck and Go-Go from causing untold catastrophes? And, above all, will Kirby be able to hide the real origin of these three simians from Nickels? Oh, probably not.”

New colors by Rian Sygh

New colors by Rian Sygh

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Out Now in Comic Shops! Plants vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed!

pvzUnearthedVolume 9 of the wildly popular Plants vs. Zombies graphic novels is available in a comic shop near you, as of Wednesday, February 14, 2018! Coming to other booksellers on February 27!

Dr. Zomboss erroneously believes that all humans hold a secret desire to run away and join the circus, so he aims to use his newly created ”Big Z’s Adequately Amazing Flytrap Circus” to lure Neighborville’s citizens to their doom! Once plant-friendly neighborhood defenders Nate and Patrice infiltrate his show, though, Ringmaster Zomboss and his hapless zombies are in for a garden-ful of trouble!

Plants vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed is written by Paul Tobin, with art by Jacob Chabot and colors by Matt J. Rainwater!

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Plants Vs. Zombies vol. 8: Lawn Of Doom

31002In comic shops today, October 11! A new stand-alone hardcover volume of Plants Vs. Zombies comics just in time for Halloween!

Halloween in Neighborville is weird enough, but now Zomboss and his zombie army want to turn the holiday into their own scarier Lawn of Doom celebration! With Zomboss filling everyone’s yards with traps and special zombies, Crazy Dave, Patrice, Nate, and a batch of brave, boisterous plants fight back in contests of best tricks, best treats, and best costumes! 

Written by Paul Tobin; art by Ron Chan and Matthew J. Rainwater!

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This Week! Plants Vs. Zombies Box Set #3!

3001767Hitting comic shops Wednesday, October 4! Three hardcover volumes in one set!
Collecting three Plants vs. Zombies graphic novels into one deluxe boxed set, complete with an exclusive double-sided poster! Hit the road with Petal to the Metal as the plants and zombies compete in a race to save Neighborville. Explore Zomboss’ secret underground lair full of mysteries and devious plans in Boom Boom Mushroom, and finally the rivalry heats up as Crazy Dave, Zomboss, and their plant and zombie cohorts compete in a Battle Extravagonzo!
ALSO: A brand new volume of Plants Vs. Zombies, Volume 8: Lawn Of Doom, comes out next week, October 11!
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Colder Omnibus! NOW!

ColderOmnibusThe complete omnibus edition on my Juan Ferreyra‘s horror series Colder is now available in comic shops! That’s all three volumes — over 400 pages — in one for only $24.99! From Dark Horse Comics.

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New Bandette Coming Soon!

The files for Bandette digital episode 16 have been uploaded and are being processed for release by ComiXology! Scheduled release date is October 18!

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