Explorer: the Mystery Boxes : The Mystery Boxes
The Mystery Boxes
Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what's in the box? Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels - or mayhem - inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series Flight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll. Praise for Explorer: Mystery BoxesSTARRED REVIEW "An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb. "–Kirkus Reviews, starred review STARRED REVIEW "Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers. "–School Library Journal, starred review
Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of the graphic novel series Amulet. He is also the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, a groundbreaking graphic anthology. Jason Caffoe is a contributor to the Flight anthologies. He has worked as the lead production assistant for Kazu contributing colours and background art to the Amulet series. Emily Carroll is an up-and-coming artist who works in animation for children's television. Stuart Livingston has contributed to both the Flight and Popgun anthologies and had produced storyboards for Disney, Warner Bros. and Cartoon Network. Johane Matte has worked as a storyboard artist at Nickelodeon and is now at Dreamworks. Her film credits include How to Train Your Dragon, Avatar and The Last Airbender. Her comics have appeared in several volumes of Flight. Dave Roman is the creator of Astronaut Academy Zero Gravity. He is the co-author of The Last Airbender: Zuko's Story and X-men: Misfits. He is also the creator of the teen horror graphic novel Agnes Quill: An Anthology of Mystery. Rad Sechrist is a cartoonist, a contributor to Right and a storyboard artist at Dreamworks, where he worked on Kung Fu Panda II and Megamind. Raina Telgemeier is the creator of the young-adult graphic novel Smile. She previously adapted and illustrated The Baby Sitters Club into a series of graphic novels.