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Skip
By (author): Molly Mendoza
Molly Mendoza

Imprint:

Nobrow

ISBN:

9781913123062

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General / adult: Age (years) 12, Grade (US) 7
Jun 07, 2022
$25.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.88in x 6.75 x 0.62 in | 1.06 lb

Page Count:

168 pages
Nobrow Press
Nobrow
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Dystopian
NOW IN PAPERBACK!

Two unlikely friends skip through dimensions and encounter weeping giants, alligator islands, and a topsy turvy 2D world, learning to find strength in each other. For fans of Station Eleven and Black Mirror.


“Skip is a flurry of bold and vivid cartooning that pulls you through this tender story of friendship at heart-wrenching speeds. Molly layers every page with such a dense whimsicality that it left me wanting to go back and re-read so I could sink my eyes into the details again and again.”
—Sloane Leong, creator of Prism Stalker

“Skip isn’t a travelogue — it’s a trip. The point isn’t to vicariously explore imaginary worlds, but simply to let your eye float along the stream of fantastical visions Mendoza spins out… A creation this idiosyncratic deserves to find a niche — or, perhaps, to make one.”
—Etelka Lehoczky, NPR

“From the first spread to the last image, Mendoza’s gorgeous, surrealist artwork presents imaginative depths both refreshing and disorienting. Poignant catharsis surfaces through tearful declarations and emotional strife as Bloom and Gloopy reflect on their strengths and weaknesses amid unusual environments…An exceptional road taken.”
Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

“Molly Mendoza is a master illustrator. Skip speaks to the universal experience of feeling adrift and out of place, mourning what’s past while looking curiously toward and unpredictable future.”
Outsider Comics


A colorful, unpredictable postapocalyptic world comes alive in Skip when two unlikely friends, Bloom and Gloopy, find themselves tossed from dimension to dimension. Gloopy is running toward adventure, and away from their home and friends who don’t understand their creative talent. Bloom is desperately trying to return home to their lake, and avoid the terrible violence of the city. Instead, both Bloom and Gloopy find what they need in each other, and bravely return home to challenge their fears and create beauty in their own worlds.



    FANS OF DYSTOPIAN FICTION: Set in a postapocalyptic world, readers who like futuristic settings with a dystopian context will gravitate toward Skip 





    FOR FANS OF THIS ONE SUMMER & NIMONA - This audience of readers will enjoy the world-building of SKIP 





    FOR NONBINARY READERS: Skip is for young and old readers alike looking for a richly illustrated story featuring all nonbinary characters, especially those looking to the future of literature with an optimistic eye! 





    ENCOURAGES THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATIVITITY: Gives readers a nuanced message about the importance of creativity grounded in community 





    OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE OF FACING FEARS ALONGSIDE FRIEND/COMPANION “YOU’RE NOT ALONE”: Brought together under unfortunate circumstances, including isolation and the terrible violence of their city, a tender friendship blooms. Despite the dystopian themes present, there’s a positive message in the end for YA readers reading up 





    ACCLAIMED COMIC ARTIST/WRITER: Receiving critical acclaim from NPR, Kirkus Reviews, and The Beat, Molly Mendoza is an undeniably talented creator 





    VIBRANT ARTWORK: The artwork alternates between warm, hot hues and cooler colors that echo the pacing of the story—this is truly a beautiful book to behold! 

Molly Mendoza is an American illustrator and comic artist who graduated from Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has gone on to develop a rich personal art practice, self-publishing numerous comics as well as working with clients such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Hazlitt, and Adobe among others. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

Author Residence: Portland, Oregon

Marketing: Launch events at Powell’s and Floating World Comics, and other stores in the Northwest US

Promotions and signing events at SPX, TCAF, CAKE, and CAB

Advance review copies available to independent booksellers, educators and librarians.

Extensive ARC distribution via Edelweiss

Featured promotion at BEA, ALA Annual, ALA MW, TLA, Winter Institute, and Children’s Institute.

Social media partnerships with like-minded brands.

National print and online advertising campaign

International email newsletter campaign

Lexile and Fountas & Pinnell leveling

Shareable Gif and microvideos

Poster giveaway

Sponsored newsletter spots with trade magazines



Publicity: Blurb from Tillie Walden (Spinning) and Sloane Leong (Prism Stalker)

Blurb from other sci-fi authors

Comics and women’s focused podcast interviews

Preview pages available to online publications

Countdown posts on Instagram and Instagram Q & A

Sales copies available to select stores to generate interest

Advance review copy mailing to national press and media.

Advance review copy mailing to trade and institutional media.

Advance review copy mailing to online influencers.



Author Website: www.mollymendoza.com/

Author Social Media: www.instagram.com/msmollym/

Named one of the Best Comics of 2019 by Kirkus Reviews and The Beat!

“Skip is a flurry of bold and vivid cartooning that pulls you through this tender story of friendship at heart-wrenching speeds. Molly layers every page with such a dense whimsicality that it left me wanting to go back and re-read so I could sink my eyes into the details again and again.”
—Sloane Leong, creator of Prism Stalker

“Skip isn’t a travelogue — it’s a trip. The point isn’t to vicariously explore imaginary worlds, but simply to let your eye float along the stream of fantastical visions Mendoza spins out… A creation this idiosyncratic deserves to find a niche — or, perhaps, to make one.”
—Etelka Lehoczky, NPR

“From the first spread to the last image, Mendoza’s gorgeous, surrealist artwork presents imaginative depths both refreshing and disorienting. Poignant catharsis surfaces through tearful declarations and emotional strife as Bloom and Gloopy reflect on their strengths and weaknesses amid unusual environments…An exceptional road taken.”
—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

Skip is in some ways an experimental comic, but it’s subtle; it doesn’t feel like one while you’re reading it. Its story is fairly traditional and easy to understand—friendship, family, bonds among humans, getting outside your comfort zone—but it embodies a worldview that embodies those things as much as it presents them. It is as much as it tells. Form and function match up well, and that makes it worth reading.”
The Comics Journal

“Mendoza’s story is as fun as it is insightful, and filled with bizarre puzzlements for the characters, and something about it had me thinking about The Phantom Tollbooth. But Skip is also amiable and gentle in a way that hearkens to the Moomins, and visual tone is as reminiscent of that Tove Jansson’s lovely work as the elements the narrative and characters. Mendoza’s artwork is a total revelation.”
The Beat

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