Spell Checkers (Oni Press, 144 pages, 2010)Creators:
Jamie S. Rich (writer), Nicolas Hitori de and Joelle Jones (art)Availability: Due out 4/21/2010
Lesser news above the fold: Following the example of icon_uk
, I've started up a gallery over at Comic Art Fans
for my older commissions and such. I'll still likely be spamming you guys with the new stuff, though. ;)
I caught a review of Spell Checkers
over at Comics Worth Reading the other day. It was interesting enough that I figured I'd give the book an extra push here.
The basic premise is that three eight-year-old girls -- Cynthea, Kimmie, and Jesse -- went through with a ritual that gave them magic powers, but only so long as they remained a coven of three. Now they're older, popular, and able to use their powers to breeze through school, but they're also chafing badly in each other's company as they figure out that the friends you had when you were eight aren't necessarily the people you want to be around when you're a teenager. Still, they barely tolerate each other for the sake of the power it gives them.
Now, however, their popularity is being challenged by an unseen tormentor, and their magic is starting to fail them. There's a 22-page preview available from the publisher, eight of which are below.( We'll open on Cynthea making a horrifying discovery )
So it's essentially "Sabrina" meets "Mean Girls". The over-the-top cattiness is amusing in preview-sized doses, but I'm pretty sure the real fun of the book will involve the three girls smacking themselves around with ever more spectacular meltdowns and social implosions. Light maiming wouldn't be a horrible thing either. Not an instant buy for me, but I'll be keeping an eye out for it and at least give it a flip through on the shelf.
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