Graphic Mundi have revealed their publishing schedule for the first part of next year. Check out the full details and cover reveals in the press release below.
Graphic Mundi Announces New Titles for Spring/Summer 2022
Graphic Mundi, the graphic novel imprint of Penn State University Press, has announced its new releases for Spring/Summer 2022. All titles will be distributed exclusively by Diamond Comic Distributors.
Hakim’s Odyssey, Book 2: From Turkey to Greece by Fabien Toulmé and translated by Hannah Chute is the second volume in a trilogy chronicling the journey of Hakim, a real-life Syrian refugee. In a starred review, Booklist called Book 1: From Syria to Turkey a “stupendous testimony of survival,” and Foreword Reviews called it “thrilling, contemplative, tragic, and inspirational.” Book 2 will release in March.
6,000 Miles to Freedom: Two Boys and Their Flight from the Taliban is a graphic novel by award-winning filmmaker Stéphane Marchetti and illustrator Cyrille Pomès, also translated by Hannah Chute. It tells the story, inspired by true refugee testimonies, of a pair of teenagers who undergo a harrowing trek from Afghanistan to Europe in an attempt to escape forced jihadism at home. It will release in April.
Joshua Kemble’s fictional graphic novel Jacob’s Apartment, a coming-of-age tale that explores grief, loss of faith, heartbreak, and ambition, will release in May. Kemble is a cohost of podcasts The Artcasters and Indie Review Show and the creator of the 2020 graphic novel Two Stories: Book One.
The Pass, a companion to Espé’s critically acclaimed The Parakeet, continues protagonist Bastien’s story as he faces the threat of losing his son Louis to a rare heart condition, even while grief touches his family in other ways. The Parakeet was called “spectacular” by Booklist and received multiple starred reviews. The Pass, translated by J. T. Mahany, releases in June.
Penn State University Press launched the Graphic Mundi imprint in February 2021 and in June 2021 signed an agreement with Diamond Comic Distributors to be the exclusive distributor of the imprint to comic book specialty markets in North America. Diamond was also awarded the rights to exclusively distribute Graphic Mundi titles to the North American book market under the banner of Diamond Book Distributors. For more information about Graphic Mundi, visit graphicmundi.org.