Matt Furie (Boy's Club) and Lisa Hanawalt (I Want You). This is neat.
Furie's book is called The Night Riders, and is described as this: "a nocturnal frog and mouse awake at midnight, share a salad of lettuce
and bugs and strike out on an epic dirtbike adventure toward the
sunrise. As the friends make their way from forest to bat cave to ghost
town to ocean to shore and beyond, new friends are discovered, a huge
crab is narrowly avoided, and a whole world is revealed."
Hanawalt is illustrating Benny's Brigade, which is written by Arthur Bradford and described as this: "Sisters Elsie and Theo are at recess one day when they
see a nut wiggling on the ground. When they gently crack the shell,
out pops Benny—the world's smallest, chattiest, and most gentlemanly
walrus. When Benny tells the girls that he misses his home in the sea,
they build him a milk-carton boat, and send Benny sailing, along with
an adventurous band of three slugs. Together, Benny's Brigade (as
they call themselves) begin an adventure to a truck-sized island
paradise, avoiding the salt water as much as they can. Slugs don't
You can subscribe to all of the McMullens books here, or pre-order these two books from Amazon: The Night Riders (coming May 2012) and Benny's Brigade (coming June 2012).
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