First look at KaBOOM!'s all-ages title "Dodo"
We're all about BOOM! Studios and the killer content they put out. We also love their KaBOOM! imprint just the same, especially their mission to put out quality content for readers of all ages. As part of their spotlight on what they're calling "Top Middle Grade Comics," KaBOOM! have announced Dodo, and upcoming original graphic novel from Felipe Nunes.
While the story does seem to have some whimsical and fantastical elements, the description makes it sound like a more mature, even melancholy affair: it follows a young girl who befriends a dodo after her parents separate. That's some pretty heavy subject matter, but in the right hands it could definitely be rewarding for readers of all ages.
KABOOM! SUMMER BLAST:
Your First Look at “Dodo”
BOOM! Studios Continues Week Long Spotlight on Top Middle Grade Comics
LOS ANGELES, CA (May 15, 2018) – BOOM! Studios is proud to continue KaBOOM! Summer Blast, a week-long spotlight on the best middle grade comic books and graphic novels from the award-winning imprint in the coming months with your first look at DODO, a new original graphic novel by cartoonist Felipe Nunes debuting in stores May 2018 about love, loss, and how the most unexpected of friends can save us.
When Laila’s parents split up, she doesn’t understand why her life has changed, and why her dad never comes by anymore. Lonely and confused, Laila ends up befriending a strange bird that lives in the park by her house. Her friendship with this bird, a dodo named Ralph, takes Laila on a journey she never expected and shows her things about her own world she’d never noticed before.
“DODO explores an emotional journey of a real-life situation with a fantastical twist that’ll resonate with both adult and middle-grade audiences. It is a graphic novel that is near and dear to our hearts in KaBOOM!,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Felipe brings an emotional depth and nuance to Laila’s story, something many kids and adults will empathize with, that will stick with you long after your first read or, in my case, your fiftieth.”
Dodo hits comic shops on May 30 and will be available through other retailers on June 5.