Extra Sequential #3

Our farewell, or “see you later” issue, before we move to print in January has finally landed. It’s 40 pages of goodness including the obligatory perty pages and reviews. There’s also interviews with sci-fi author Robin Parrish, Brian Cronin from comicbookresources on his new book, Was Superman A Spy? and Wolfgang Bylsma from very successful indie publisher, Gestalt. Check it out below or here.

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Swallow Me Whole


Kids Love Silverline!

Or they will, after these two OGNs, which debut in August. We’re at a good time at the moment, where publishers recognise the need for quality all-ages comics. BOOM! is doing well with their Disney books, and Archaia’s recent partnership with the Jim Henson company means Dark Crystal, Fraggle Rock and Labyrinth comics are on the way too. Silverline is an imprint of Image Comics and has been putting out good, high quality kid’s books for a while now, such as the excellent Dear Dracula. These two new books look as intriguing as their titles claim them to be. Press release below.



Silverline Books expands line of children’s graphic novels with THE LAVA IS A FLOOR and TIMOTHY & THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL!

This August Silverline Books, the children’s graphic novel imprint from Image Comics, debuts two all-new titles showcasing the human side of two very fantastic situations, THE LAVA IS A FLOOR by writer Justin Shady with artist Jeremy R. Scott and TIMOTHY & THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL by writer Michael Bullock with artist Michael Metcalf!

“I was immediately impressed with the way THE LAVA IS A FLOOR and TIMOTHY & THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL both appeal to a child’s sense of humor, while the vivid imagery captures the imaginations of new and reluctant readers alike, ” Silverline Publisher Jim Valentino said. “Both books give unique twists on the everyday experiences of children, making them enjoyable for both kids and their parents.”

Silverline Books continues its tradition of bridging the gap between comics and children’s story books for a new generation of fans with THE LAVA IS A FLOOR and TIMOTHY AND THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL.  THE LAVA IS A FLOOR is the story of a brother and sister troubled by a typical childhood dillema; they’re bored.  Although these are not your typical sibling duothey’re monsters living in the crater of a volcano!  Using their imaginations they pretend to be the strangest creatures they can think of: humans!  In TIMOTHY AND THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL, a young boy named Timothy soon finds out that with a seemingly normal beach towel he can transport himself to other worlds and times, including into the midst of an inter-galactic war! 

THE LAVA IS A FLOOR (JUN090325), a 32-page full color hard cover book for $12.99, will be in stores August 5, 2009. TIMOTHY AND THE TRANSGALACTIC TOWEL (JUN090327), a 112-page full color book $16.99, will be in stores August 26, 2009. For more information please see http://www.silverlinebooks.com.

The Lava is a Floor

Timothy and the Transgalactic Towel