SHAUN MANNING

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This weekend: A2CAF!

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This weekend I'll be exhibiting at Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, my most local convention and one that I really enjoyed last year. It's a very kid- and youth-focused show (it was previously called Kids Read Comics Festival), and this year I actually have kid-friendly comics to sell! Thanks, Star Wars Adventures

I'll also have copies of my previous books Hell, NebraskaInteresting Drug, and the IF: Crime anthology -- no Macbeth for now, sadly, as our the demise of our intended printer has led to delays. Aiming to have copies for San Diego Comic-Con next month and get books out to Kickstarter backers around that time, as well.

Hope to see you round the cons!

Some very fine reviews for my Star War

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As if there wasn't enough joy simply in seeing my name on Star Wars comic and reading it in print, this issue has received some very nice praise. Coffee with Kenobi was out with the first review:

And what an engaging, thoughtful and oh-so-fun story writer Shaun Manning, artist Chad Thomas, colorist Charlie Kirchoff and letterer Tom B. Long have delivered. From the first panel aboard The Star Herald to the final panel, ‘Podracer’s Rescue’ is pure bliss.

And today, over at Newsarama, we get a 9/10 score:

Writer Shaun Manning’s ‘Podracer’s Rescue’ is a fun look back at young Anakin Skywalker — artist Chad Thomas’ take on baby podracer Anakin is charmingly cute, and colorist Charlie Kirchoff keeps the deserts of Tatooine from getting too overwhelmingly beige. 

Oh, and we're a pick of the week at LA's Meltdown Comics:

I reckon it doesn't hurt that the lead story stars The Last Jedi debutante Rose Tico in her first comic book appearance, written by NYT bestselling author Delilah S. Dawson and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Derek Charm. It's also been a delight to get to know the team behind "Podracer's Rescue" a bit via Twitter, really hoping we get to meet along the convention circuit this year.

Star Wars! I'm in a Star Wars comic!

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January's Star Wars Adventures #6 features a six-page "Tales from Wild Space" backup story by me, artist Chad Thomas, and colorist Charlie Kirchoff. You can imagine how thrilling this is. "Podracer's Rescue" sees young Anakin Skywalker saving the day shortly before the events of The Phantom Menace. The main cover highlights the lead story, featuring new character Rose from The Last Jedi (also a treat!), while the B cover shows Anakin and Sebulba facing off.

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Check in with your local comic shop or pre-order on Comixology!