Girls rule the world in IDW’s “Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase”
IDW have come up with a pretty brilliant way to celebrate Women’s History Month: an anthology of stories, all by women, with each creator detailing their history and love for various Hasbro properties. That’s just what Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase will set out to do, with top-notch talent like Mairghread Scott and Katie Cook attached. It’s a great way to learn about some fantastic comics talent, particularly what fueled their love for pop culture, and an awesome celebration of women in comics in general. Check out the details below.
Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase Celebrates the Amazing Artistry and Storytelling of Women in the Comics Industry
San Diego, CA (December 18, 2018) — In recognition of Women’s History Month, IDW Publishing and HasbroInc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have teamed up to create Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase, a 48-page celebration anthology of fan-favorite creators and new talent working with many of the most beloved Hasbro characters.
The Synergy anthology features five brand-new stories: autobiographical works written by Mairghread Scott (drawn by Sara Pitre-Durocher, reuniting the creative team behind the Transformers: Till All Are One series) and Katie Cook (of the hit My Little Pony comic), plus original tales inspired by G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Jem and the Holograms.
Mairghread Scott says, “Transformers is a brand that shaped both my childhood and adult life. I’m grateful for the chance to talk about what these amazing robots have meant to me, and others, over the years.”
Katie Cook says, “Hasbro was such an integral part of my upbringing. My Little Pony inspired a youth full of pastel imaginings and became a huge part of my cartooning career as I got the chance to make those imaginings real. I bonded with childhood friends over ponies in the 1980s, and as an adult, I crafted stories for My Little Pony alongside creators who have become the friends of a lifetime.”
In addition to storytelling, Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase includes four new pin-ups, as well as a gallery of thirteen fabulous images from the IDW archives – dynamic illustrations that celebrate the women who have already made, or will soon make, an impact on the world of Hasbro for many years to come.
Synergy editor Megan Brown says, “This is a great coming together of creative talent and an amazing showcase for a host of wonderful authors, artists, and colorists — both old and new. I am beyond thrilled to be editing this compilation, and to be given the chance to highlight the amazing work of women in the comics industry.”
Synergy: A Hasbro Creators Showcase will be available sometime in 2019. More details as we hear them.