Young Animal is alive, and Shade the Changing Girl is the second title out of the gate! We’re very happy to announce, in association with the Thought Bubble festival, a signing with writer Cecil Castellucci on Saturday the 12th November, from 1-2pm.
Masterminded by Gerard Way, the Young Animal imprint offers a skewed look at some of DC’s most offbeat characters. Spearheaded by Doom Patrol, Shade the Changing Girl is next in line, with a feel instantly familiar to fans of the classic Peter Milligan Shade run, but a fresh new take all its own.
“Far away on the planet Meta, Loma’s going nowhere fast. She’s dropped out of school, dumped her boyfriend, and is bored out of her mind. She longs to feel things. That’s where her idol, the lunatic poet Rac Shade, and his infamous madness coat come it. Loma steals the garment and makes a break across galaxies to take up residence in a new body: Earth girl Megan Boyer.”
And the architect of that is Cecil Castellucci, a YA novelist/children’s book author/musician/director who is no stranger to the world of comics. Back in 2007, she was the author of The Plain Janes for DC’s Minx imprint, with a sequel – Janes in Love – published in 2008. She has since done comics work with Nate Powell (The Year of the Beasts) and Sara Varon (Odd Duck), with a new graphic novel – Soupy Leaves Home – due in 2017.
Cecil will be here from 1-2pm on Saturday the 12th November, and we’ll have a healthy stack of Shade #1 & 2 for you to check out (though of course you’re welcome to bring your own comics/novels/albums). If you can’t make it, email us at email@example.com and we’ll arrange a reservation or a mail order. And you can check out the Facebook event page here.