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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!


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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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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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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Made Men Begins!


Cover art by Arjuna SIn shops TODAY!

In shops TODAY! A new comic from Oni Press by me and artist Arjuna Susini!

If you’d like to hear more about this new series, I had a great talk about Made Men, Frankenstein,  Colder, and horror in general with James Ferguson for his podcast Funny Book Splatter – give it a listen!

Alternative cover art by Juan Ferreyra

Alternative cover art 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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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 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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“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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