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IDW Publishing, Summer 2022

The Girl and the Glim
By (author): India Swift Illustrated by: India Swift Illustrated by: Michael Doig
India Swift ,

Illustrated by :

India Swift ,

Illustrated by :

Michael Doig


IDW Publishing



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Children: Age (years) 9 - 12, Grade (US) 4 - 7
Jun 07, 2022
$16.99 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.33 in | 0.65 lb

Page Count:

128 pages
IDW Publishing
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Paranormal
An original graphic novel about being the new kid in a different school, getting picked on by the class bullies, and what happens when a magical presence takes notice.

Starting out at a new school is tough, and Bridgette isn’t having much luck, seeing as, well, she’s not great at making a first impression. Or, maybe, any impression. For now the best she can manage is…awkward.
That’s when they appear. Creatures dark and scary… Creatures only she can see. But if she can’t even face down the school bullies, how is she supposed to overcome literal monsters? Well, Bridgette is going to have to figure it out fast, because she might just be her town’s only hope.
The Girl and The Glim is about accepting the fact that fear is okay, and that while letting other people see your vulnerabilities can be scary, it can also lead to closer friendships in the end.

Publication History: TR original

Swift and Doig have dedicated and engaged followers with 37k combined Twitter followers and 10k subscribers on YouTube

Graphic novels for middle-grade readers have become increasingly popular

The Topic of making friends at a new school will resonate with young readers returning to school after summer break

First graphic novel from animators India Swift & Michael Doig features a rich and colorful art style, full of creatures both adorable and terrifying while the story tackles themes related to standing up for yourself, and learning to be brave even when things are scary.

Presents family-friendly scares for readers to get into the genre

Perfect for readers ages 9-12

India Swift is an animator and storyteller currently living in Dublin, Ireland. Born in England and raised by parents who both worked as theater designers, she fostered a love of storytelling from an early age and exercised that whenever she could in her artwork. An avid comic lover, she grew up on Fleetway’s Sonic the Comic, and spent much of her childhood drawing comics of her own for fun. Once bitten by the comic bug, there was no escape, and even now she often pens short stories and comics with her partner Michael, a colorist. After working in studios for a few years while making short form comics in her spare time, India decided to take a break and try creating her first graphic novel, The Girl and the Glim. Nowadays, she balances working as a director and animator with Knights of the Light Table with creating comics and continuing the story of Glim! She aspires to create work with a sincerity at its heart that affects and inspires others, leaving a lasting impact and a positive, affirming message.

Michael Doig is currently the Colour Wizard at Knights of the Light Table, where he’s provided artwork for the colour design, background illustration, colour grading, and compositing for Knights’ renowned projects, the music videos for Starlight Brigade and Magnum Bullets. He is a colourist foremost, but he’s spent years developing skill sets that have seen him through a career in game art, comics, and animation. His work in comics include colour assisting Matias Bergara on Boom Studios’ Coda, and he’s bringing this knowledge with him as colourist for The Girl and the Glim. He likes cats, and he has a penchant for bears.

Author Residence: Dublin, Ireland

Marketing: Digital galley available prior to release

NetGalley and Edelweiss campaigns

Promotion through IDW’s Social Media: Facebook (135k), Twitter (147k), and Instagram (50k) with a feature on IDWpublishing.com

Inclusion in Direct-to-consumer Newsletter (100,000 unique and engaged fans)

Cross promotion in IDW’s monthly titles (Circulation over 350,000)

Trade show promotion: ALA Midwinter 2021, TLA 2021, WonderCon 2021, San Diego Comic Con 2021, and New York Comic Con 2020

Publicity: Digital review copy made available to 3000 industry and press contacts

Author and artist interviews, and exclusive content reveals in comics media

Advance review coverage in trades including Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist

Author Website: www.doigswift.com/

Author Social Media: www.youtube.com/channel/UCtACEGuEjH4QkJwuhldrChg

“Swift’s stylized, warm figure designs are in compelling contrast to the creepy Glums, and her action sequences are well-paced and cinematically rendered in dynamic splash pages and clearly choreographed fight scenes…Engrossing and entertaining.” —Booklist, starred review

“Bullying and the pressure to get good grades are central themes in The Girl and the Glim, a fantasy adventure that’s ripe for Pixar-style animation treatment.” —Foreword Reviews

“The high-volume color palette shouts excitement and adventure, with neon highlights underscoring an already bright series of pinks and blues.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A great addition to any graphic novel library.”School Library Jounal’s Good Comics for Kids

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