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The sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is out!   Hollow City has just hit our shelves, so I thought I’d share this with everyone.   If you haven’t had a chance to pick up Hollow City yet, you’ll get some hints about it in this interview . . . plus find out about Ransom’s first creepy photo encounter!

And here’s another hint — we’re having a program in March where you can create your own photos of peculiar people.  Stay tuned!

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I like to post these every so often, especially when the Hostile Questions are with an author I really like.    You can check out the whole set of questions here, but just to give you a taste of what she had to say:

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Just who do you think you are?

I think I’m just a girl, standing in front of a guy . . . wait, that’s only after I’ve had a bunch of vodka-based cocktails. Most days I think I’m pretty awesome and also totally disorganized. I think I enjoy wearing shirts with unicorns on them and writing sick twisted books for our young people. On good days I just think I’m Batman.

What is your problem, man?

I’m perfect, and if you say differently I’ll bite your face.

 

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The theme for this years “Teen Read Week” is “Picture it @ Your Library” during which we will be highlighting our collection of graphic novels. As part of our celebrations we are happy to host a session with the creators of Unshaven Comics, where they will discuss the creative process that goes into making a graphic novel and their past, current and future projects.

This presentation will be Oct. 12 at 6:30pm at the Lisle Library.

They were also kind enough to answer a few questions for Front Street Teens

Front Street Teens:  How did the three of you meet and start working together?

Unshaven comics met at James Hart Junior High School, in the 6th grade. We were but wee boys back then, with nary a whisker on our chins. After years and years of friendship (with a glut of our time spent reading and dissecting comic books mind you), we got the notion to start actually making books. After we graduated college, we were lucky enough to be signed to make our first book for Mendoza Publishing in Chicago. “The March: Crossing Bridges in America” was published in May of 2008, and the rest, as they say, is history.

FST: How do you divide up working on a project?

When we start a new project, we tend to sit down over some pie and kung fu movies, and discuss who will work on what. Kyle and Marc tend discuss how writing duties will be split. Marc and Matt then discuss how the art chores will be divided. After that… production starts!

FST: Where did the idea for Disposable Razors come from?

Disposable Razor came to be after a lengthy discussion of our futures post-“The March”. We weren’t content to do other people projects. Simply put, we wanted an opportunity to explore all the genres we love to read. Horror, science-fiction, super hero, team adventure… They all excited us! So we came up with a way that allowed to explore ALL of these avenues. Disposable Razors is the perfect excuse to play in the sandbox we create. All ideas are open, and we can really flex our creativity… in both narrative style and artistic design.

FST: What would be your dream project (if you had plenty of money, and plenty of time)?

If money were no object, honestly… we’d be doing exactly what we’re doing right now. We just announced that we are working on our first feature length original graphic novel. It’s an all-ages book about a team of astronaut-samurai, led by an immortal Kung-Fu monkey… who fight evil cyborg zombie space-pirates. “The Samurnauts: Curse of the Dreadnuts” will hopefully debut in mid-April, 2012!

Oh, as far as extra stuff:

Everyone should like us on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/unshavencomics … then they should go to http://www.unshavencomicsonline.com and check out our monthly sketch contests and our weekly podcast! Then they should sit back and relax. Maybe have a nice juice box. Then? Pick up their copy of Disposable Razors and read-read-read!

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