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MADE MEN: Newsarama Interview

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Made Men #1 cover by Arjuna Susini with colors by Gonzalo Duarte

The debut issue of Made Men is coming September 6! In a recent interview with Newsarama‘s Zack Smith, I talk about the series’ main character, Jutte Frankenstein, and the forces that drive her!

From the interview:

mademenspotNewsarama: How did you develop your main character, Jutte?

Tobin: I knew from the start that I wanted a female lead. Since the story is entwined with the Frankenstein mythos, it felt important that the star of the show wasn’t Victor Frankenstein 2.0. In fact, that’s a large part of the story, in that Jutte denied her heritage for years, wanting nothing to do with it. Now, her hand has been forced, and she’s taking alternate ways of expressing what being a Frankenstein means.

Read the interview at Newsarama.

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Variant cover by Juan Ferreyra

MADE MEN is a new action dark-comedy mini-series written by me, and artist by Arjuna Susini (Mistry P.I., Shikari Force: Hunters) with colors by Gonzalo Duarte (Big Trouble in Little China, Brik), arriving in comic shops September 6, from Oni Press!

Variant cover by my Colder teammate, Juan Ferreyra(Green Arrow)!

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MADE MEN Coming Aug 6! Comicosity Interview

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Made Men #1 cover by Arjuna Susini with colors by Gonzalo Duarte

The debut of Made Men is coming on September 6 from Oni Press! Check out this interview with me by Mexi Gremillion at Comicosity – we talk about how the Frankenstein mythos influenced the story and some of the themes that Made Men will be exploring as the title continues.

From the interview:

Mexi Gremillion: Why Frankenstein? What drew you to be inspired by that specific gothic tale? What brought you to creating a story around it?

Paul Tobin: It’s always been a huge influence on me. I remember watching the old films as a kid, and Victor Frankenstein was this incredible mix of genius and reckless madman. And the monster, literally raised from the dead, but as a composite creature, given life once more, but a new life: his old life and even his old world were incredibly out of reach. To him, he lived again. To the world, he was worse than dead. All of these various dichotomies are, I think rich avenues to study. I’ve always wanted to throw my hat into the ring and, more importantly, to go far beyond Victor, to explore other members of the Frankenstein family. History is rife in many areas with families that excel in the same areas: brothers who are incredible basketball players. Sisters who understand the intricacies of physics. That made me wonder, “Who else in the Frankenstein family had a talent for resurrection?”

Read the rest of the interview at Comicosity.

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Variant cover by Juan Ferreyra!

MADE MEN is a new action dark-comedy mini-series written by me, and artist by Arjuna Susini (Mistry P.I., Shikari Force: Hunters) with colors by Gonzalo Duarte (Big Trouble in Little China, Brik), arriving in comic shops September 6, from Oni Press!

Variant cover by my Colder teammate, Juan Ferreyra (Green Arrow)!

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BANDETTE Wins Third EISNER AWARD!

It is our profound pleasure to announce that Bandette has been chosen Best Digital Comic in the 2017 Eisner Awards!

This is the third time Bandette has been so honored (previous years: 2013, 2016) and we could not be more proud. We thank our digital publishing company, Monkeybrain Comics, and our digital distributor, Comixology, for providing us with the platform to create the best comic we can make. We also thank Dark Horse Comics for producing beautiful hardcover print editions of Bandette.

Finally, we thank the brilliant artists who have contributed their work to the Urchin Stories series of 2-3 page backup comics, featuring the many secondary characters who populate Bandette’s world! These stories help flesh out Bandette’s friends, rivals, and enemies, and they are being posted on a weekly basis (until we run out) at Bandette.Net. Anyone wanting a free taste of Bandette should navigate there immediately!

Digital issues of Bandette are available through the cross-platform Comixology app for 99¢ each!

The Dark Horse print editions are available from comic shops everywhere in the United States and Canada, as well as from your favorite online book vendors.

Bandette is available in Spanish from Aleta, and in French from Groupe Paquet.

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Today! Plants vs Zombies: Battle Extravagonzo!

PvZBattleExToday in comic shops! A new, standalone graphic novel in the New York Times-bestselling graphic novel series by Paul Tobin and Tim Lattie! Plants vs Zombies vol. 7: Battle Extravaganzo!

Zomboss is back, hoping to buy the same factory at the center of Neighborville that his nemesis Crazy Dave is eyeing! Will Crazy Dave and his intelligent plants beat Zomboss and his zombie army to the punch? The Battle Extravagonzo is on!

By Paul Tobin (Writer), Tim Lattie (Artist), Matt J. Rainwater (Color), and Ron Chan (Cover)

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This Week! Plants vs Zombies: Battle Extravagonzo!

PvZBattleExComing to comic shops this Wednesday! A new, standalone graphic novel in the New York Times-bestselling graphic novel series by Paul Tobin and Tim LattiePlants vs Zombies vol. 7: Battle Extravaganzo!

Zomboss is back, hoping to buy the same factory at the center of Neighborville that his nemesis Crazy Dave is eyeing! Will Crazy Dave and his intelligent plants beat Zomboss and his zombie army to the punch? The Battle Extravagonzo is on!

By Paul Tobin (Writer), Tim Lattie (Artist), Matt J. Rainwater (Color), and Ron Chan (Cover)

 

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Bandette is Nominated For Best Digital Comic in 2017 Eisner Awards!

Bandette_12_coverWe’re honored to announce that Bandette has been nominated for a 2017 Eisner Award in the category Best Digital Comic Book!

Here’s the full list of nominations in the category. Congratulations to all the nominees!

Be sure to check out Bandette on the Comixology app, the hardcover reprints from Dark Horse Comics, or see free previews of Bandette’s Urchin Stories at Bandette.Net!

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“Robot Bees” Makes YAYOMG List of LOLs

billionbeesusaHow To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor Book Two) has been listed by YAYOMG.com as one of 7 Hilarious Reads That’ll Make You LOL for April Fools Day!

“[The Genius Factor] books are perfect for kids who love a fast-paced adventure, inventing, and of course – laughing! While reading these books you can always expect the unexpected and expect to see a ton of imaginative inventions you’ll want to recreate IRL. “

 

 

 

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THURSDAY: UK Book Release Day! How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor Book 2)

billionbeesukToday in the United Kingdom and Ireland, the UK edition of How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees is making its debut from Bloomsbury! The UK edition is paperback, with delightful spot illustrations by the brilliant designer Katie Abey!

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn’t join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up — the League of Ostracized Fellows — and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his very own school.

Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine to save the day. They’ll need the help of Nate’s crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.

The hardcover US edition was released Tuesday, along with the US paperback edition of Genius Factor Book One: How To Capture An Invisible Cat.

 

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Now In Paperback! How To Capture An Invisible Cat (Genius Factor 1)

genius factor coverYesterday marked the book release of The Genius Factor book two: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees. But in the hubbub I neglected to also announce the exciting fact that the US edition of book one, How To Capture An Invisible Cat, is now available in paperback!

 

 

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Book Release! How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees (Genius Factor 2)

billionbeesusaToday, March 7, marks the United States release of the second in my Genius Factor series of novels for middle readers: How To Outsmart A Billion Robot Bees!

It’s Friday the 13th again, and for sixth grade genius Nate Bannister, that means doing three more not-so-smart things to keep life interesting. But he has bigger problems than his own experiments. His nemesis, the Red Death Tea Society, is threatening to unleash a swarm of angry bees on the city of Polt if Nate doesn’t join their ranks. But then a new group of people with murky intentions shows up — the League of Ostracised Fellows — and they want Nate as their own, too. To top it off, he’s convinced there’s a spy in his very own school.

Nate must once again team up with his new, resourceful, friend Delphine Cooper to save the day. They’ll need the help of Nate’s crazy gadgets, such as his talking car Betsy and super-powered pets Bosper the Scottish terrier and Sir William the gull, if they hope to see another Friday the 13th. Because they might be battling more than just sting-happy bees and villains with a penchant for tea this time around.

“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 (for How To Capture An Invisible Cat)

The US edition is hardbound, with lush black & white illustrations by Thierry Lafontaine. From Bloomsbury Books!

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Bloomsbury AU / Bloomsbury INDIA

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