BOOM! Studios has announced a brand new original graphic novel, All My Friends Are Ghosts from Eisner Award-winning writer S.M. Vidaurri (Steven Universe) and artist Hannah Krieger (Psychic Mansion), about discovering what makes you special and helping others be seen for who they are, available in stores April 2020.
Effie is lost, and feels like a ghost. She skips school because she doesn’t think anyone will notice, and doesn’t feel like she belongs, or that school offers her anything that she wants. Simply, she has stopped trying. One day, when she realizes that no one will notice, she escapes from her every day life… and discovers a ghost school in the nearby woods. But just as she’s beginning to learn all about the amazing things that ghosts can do – like possession, poltergeist-ing, demon magic and more – Effie is asked by her new friends to help track down a mysterious spirit that’s been spotted. But if Effie’s going to succeed, she’ll not only have to show her friends that she’s got something special, but also learn to believe she’s got it too.
“As a creator, it’s been so much fun to watch Effie as she battles monsters and homework, and finds that making friends with a poltergeist is easier than catching the bus,” said Vidaurri. “Hannah’s art really brings the ghosts to life and creates a dynamic, enthralling world for kids to discover. We can’t wait to share Effie’s adventures with everyone!”
“I’m thrilled to be drawing All My Friends Are Ghosts with Shane-Michael Vidaurri behind the wheel; his writing is evocative with a big dash of fun. It is such a treat to be working on a book about social misfits, for social misfits,” said Krieger. “These characters are heartfelt and hilarious, and I hope you enjoy following their journey as much as I have!”
All My Friends Are Ghosts is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ KaBOOM! imprint, home to Just Beyond: The Scare School, Hex Vet, Hotel Dare, RuinWorld, Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles, Pandora’s Legacy and licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, and Over The Garden Wall.
“For some, a school for ghosts may sound like a nightmare but for Effie, who’s lonely and just wants to find people who’ll accept her as she is, it’s a place where she can finally feel like herself,” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “S.M. and Hannah do an amazing job of creating this magical, impossible world that’ll ring very true for anyone who’s ever dreamed of escaping their daily life to go find adventure and friendship, even if it shows up in the most unexpected places!”
Print copies of All My Friends Are Ghosts will be available for sale in April 2020 at local comic book shops, bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can also be purchased from content providers.