Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios has announced a new graphic novel for its KaBOOM! imprint, All My Friends Are Ghosts, by S.M. Vidaurri and Hannah Krieger, set to hit stores next year. The
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.
Said Vidauri, whose writing has been featured in Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream and Steven Universe: Harmony:
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. 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!
And Krieger, creator of webcomics Camodad and Psychic Mansion, added:
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. These characters are heartfelt and hilarious, and I hope you enjoy following their journey as much as I have!
All My Friends Are Ghosts will be released in April 2020.