As one of the most critically acclaimed graphic novels of 2023, our newest young adult original graphic novel, Paper Planes, by award-winning author Jennie Wood (Flutter, A Boy Like Me) with art by Dozerdraws (The Last Session), and letters by Micah Myers (Needle and Thread)– has completely sold out! We’re pleased to announce that a second printing will be available in December 2023!
“My heart swells with gratitude seeing the connection that early readers have formed with Paper Planes,” said author Jennie Wood, “The thoughtful reviews have reinforced the importance of telling queer stories that go beyond stereotypes. I hope that Paper Planes continues to resonate with readers and is a reminder that we all deserve to be celebrated and loved for who we are.”
“I am so proud to have been part of the team that created a queer coming of age story that has been so well received by early readers and critics,” added Dozerdraws, illustrator of Paper Planes, “Seeing people connect with the characters and their struggles shows that there is a need to tell stories like this and I’m hoping for Paper Planes to inspire readers and to make them feel seen and loved and proud of who they are.”
Author: Jennie Wood – Artist: Dozerdraws – Letterer: Micah Myers – Editor: Erica Schultz
Summary: High schoolers Leighton Worthington and Dylan Render have always been inseparable, but when they’re both shipped off to a summer camp for troubled youth in the aftermath of a tragic event, their lifelong friendship is put to the test.
Neither ‘chose’ to be there, but they’ll need a positive evaluation from the camp to avoid being sent away, so they can continue attending high school with their friends.
The challenges of camp pushes the once-inseparable Dylan and Leighton onto personal journeys of self-discovery that force them to re-examine the incident that threatens their futures, explore the friendship they have shared for so long, and discover the type of person each of them truly wants to be.
Meet the Creators!
Jennie Wood – Author (They/Them)
“Paper Planes has been a gift. The project gave me the opportunity to explore an intense grade school friendship soon after I found out that a close childhood friend of mine passed away. Grade school friendships have a unique place in our lives, I think in part because those relationships rarely survive the transition to high school. This story is about that more innocent time, the time right before high school, right before everything changes. Paper Planes also allowed me to a write my first non-binary character while I was coming out as non-binary. In addition, it provided the chance to collaborate with a wonderful creative team — Dozer, Erica Schultz and everyone at Maverick / Mad Cave — during a time when I felt so isolated due to the pandemic.”
We had the chance to chat with Jennie about Paper Planes, their inspirations, their creative process, and so much more in an exclusive interview! You can read it here!
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