The new graphic novel written by best selling Young Adult author Barry Lyga, creator of The Adventures of Fanboy and Gothgirl, Archvillain, Boy Toy, and Goth Girl Rising, and Colleen Doran (you’re at her website,) is a “A metafictive masterpiece in which manga meets traditional Western comic book style, with artist Colleen Doran combining manga techniques and conventions with Western comic book storytelling to create a unique, seamless — though not Ripless — graphic novel hybrid that is by turns hilarious and heartbreaking.”

This book is completed and in house at publisher Houghton Mifflin and will be for sale in November! I’m so excited, I dance and squee! That’s hard to do while you type!

Sci-fi adventure meets love story—and East meets West—in Mangaman, an original graphic novel for teens.
Ryoko, a manga character from a manga world, falls through the Rip into the “real” world—the western world—and tries to survive as the ultimate outsider at a typical American high school.

When Ryoko falls in love with Marissa Montaigne, the most beautiful girl in the school, his eyes turn to hearts and comic tension tightens as his way of being drawn and expressing himself clashes with this different Western world in which he is stuck in. “Panel-holed” for being different, Ryoko has to figure out how to get back to his manga world, back through the Rip . . . all while he has hearts for eyes for a girl from the wrong kind of comic book.

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The book is available for preorder from all the usual bookstore locations NOW!



Also, check out previews of my other new graphic novel Gone to Amerikay, new for 2012, from DC Vertigo. This 140 year epic adventure of Irish immigration is written by Eisner nominee Derek McCulloch. A must for the library and serious graphic novel reader.