With Halloween upon us, graphic novel creators Seaerra Miller of the Mason Mooney series and Sophie Escabasse of the Witches of Brooklyn series sit down with fellow graphic novelist Stephanie Cooke to talk about their newest books & creating ‘spooky’ books for kids.
Mason Mooney: Doppelgänger Detective
Mason Mooney returns for another mysterious adventure in this magical sequel to Seaerra Miller’s Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator!
It’s Halloween in Grimbrook, and Mason and his trusty assistant (and only friend) Iris are ready to cut loose at the Grimbrook middle school dance. But when the discovery of a haunted mirror cuts things short, Mason and Iris are on the case, ready to stand between Grimbrook and their horrible doppelgängers from the mirror dimension! Get ready for more mystery, more magic, and a shocking kiss that could shake things up for our favorite paranormal investigators forever!
Witches of Brooklyn
There’s a new witch in town! Life in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Effie discovers MAGIC runs in the family.
Could there really be witches in Brooklyn?! Effie’s aunts are weird. Like, really WEIRD. Really, really, really WEIRD! The secretly-magic kind of weird and that makes Effie wonder . . . does this mean she can do magic, too? Life in Brooklyn takes a strange twist for Effie as she learns more about her family and herself. With new friends who will do whatever they can to be there for her, a cursed pop-star, and her magically-inclined aunts–Effie’s life is about to get interesting. A middle-grade graphic novel adventure filled with magical hjinks for fans of Phoebe and Her Unicorn and Making Friends.
WHO: Seaerra Miller, Sophie Escabasse & Stephanie Cooke
WHAT: Spooky Panel book release event
WHEN: Monday Oct. 25, 5pm PST
WHERE: Virtual event on Zoom
Seaerra Miller studied art at the Pacific Northwest College of art and Design. Since graduating she has worked for several publications and organizations such as Cricket Media and Snap Chat. Seaerra worked with Flying Eye Books as illustrator for the Hilda Netflix tie-in fiction novels before going on to create the acclaimed book, Mason Mooney: Paranormal Investigator, the first in the Mason Mooney series.
Sophie Escabasse is a French author and illustrator who lives in Montreal with her husband, three children, and their black cat Terrence. She has illustrated many books for middle grade readers, including Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce’s Spotlight Club Mysteries series (Albert Whitman); and the Freestyler Funnies series by Tom Easton (Hachette UK). She has been a graphic novel lover for as long as she can remember, and she enjoys fun and expressive characters. @essoffi