Famous cartoonist Art Baltazar brings crayon doodles to life in “Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles” from BOOM! Studios
Look, you put Art Baltazar’s name on something, I’m buying it. From Tiny Titans to Li’l Archies to Super Powers, he and frequent collaborator Franco practically have a corner on the all-ages comics market. I’ve yet to read a single thing from them that’s bad, and I just absolutely love Baltazar’s penciling style. It’s for that reason that the very first art commissions I ever requested at s comic convention were from the duo, after all.
Today, BOOM! Studios have announced that Baltazar is going solo this fall with the original graphic novel Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles. From the wordplay in the title to the sense of humor in the storytelling to the gorgeously simple and fun art style, this looks like another winner from the Famous Cartoonist.
Check out the details below, as well as an extended preview in the gallery.
Save the Day in Art Baltazar’s New Original Graphic Novel DREW AND JOT: DUELING DOODLES from BOOM! Studios
Sketches and Superheroes Abound in Award-Winning Cartoonist’s New Creation Arriving November 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2019) – BOOM! Studios today announced DREW AND JOT: DUELING DOODLES, the first original graphic novel release in a three volume series by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist, Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), about the thrilling sketchbook adventures of superhero Drew, his trusty sidekick Jot, and their sworn nemesis Doctor Danger, which will debut in stores November 2019.
In DREW AND JOT: DUELING DOODLES, Andrew and Foz become best friends on the first day of fifth grade through their mutual love of drawing fun characters and crazy action. Their sketches practically come to life in their notebooks where they draw the amazing adventures of the flying superhero Drew, his canine sidekick Jot, and the diabolical villain Doctor Danger. It’s a world of two best friends using their art to go on fun adventures and save the day – that is, until Andrew’s little sister gets her hands on his notebook and scribbles a brand new threat that could ruin everything!
Art Baltazar is an award-winning cartoonist from Chicago, IL. He has been creating comics ever since he can recall, self-publishing in 1994 with titles such as The Cray-Baby Adventures and the famous Patrick the Wolf Boy. Baltazar is a creative force behind the New York Times bestselling and Eisner Award and Harvey Award-winning Tiny Titans, as well as the artist of the beloved DC Super-Pets children’s book series! He co-wrote DC Comics’ Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam, Young Justice, Green Lantern Animated(comic) and is the artist and co-writer for Superman Family Adventures, Super Powers, and the new Superman of Smallville graphic novel from DC Comics, as well as the Itty Bitty Hellboy series. Baltazar is co-founder of the AW YEAH COMICS comic shop and co-creator of the AW YEAH COMICS comic book series starring Action Cat and Adventure Bug.
“The looseness and fast energy of crayon sketches gone wild! DREW AND JOT are characters I had in my sketchbook since the year 2002!” said writer and artist, Art Baltazar. “This is an EVENT come true for me and it feels excellent to FINALLY bring these guys to the masses! AW YEAH BOOM! Let the dueling of doodles begin! Enjoy the awesome!”
DREW AND JOT: DUELING DOODLES is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.
“This book is for every kid, from ages nine to ninety, who ever dressed up in a superhero cape or spent a week stapling together copies of their own hand-drawn comic book adventure,” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Art Baltazar brings all his trademark humor, fun, and zany action to this superhero caper that’s bound to please comic book fans of all ages, and maybe even convince some of them to start drawing their own.”
Drew and Jot: Dueling Doodles will hit comic shops and digital retailers this November.