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My Boyfriend Is a Monster 8: A Match Made in Heaven

By Trina Robbins
Illustrated by Yuko Ota

This title aims its wooden stake/silver bullet/pitchfork at the heart of the paranormal romance YA readers love, giving insight into real-world relationships everyone could use, and with True Love for its horror-story roots.

Aspiring comic book artist Morning Glory Conroy already has too much to juggle at her San Francisco high school mean girls, inconsiderate cliques, wannabe gangbangers-without the complication of falling for new student Gabriel. Glory's best friend, Julia, was interested in him first, and if it weren't for Julia's deteriorating home life, Glory wouldn't have had a chance to get Gabriel to herself. But does he count as a ""real"" boyfriend if his overbearing guardian forbids even kissing? Soon Gabriel is pushing Glory to show her work at art events, and the new relationship starts taking Glory away from her bff just when Julia needs her. Glory is in for a startling revelation when she discovers not only Gabriel's true identity, but also that of his mischievous cousin Luci-who trails their every move just to cause trouble. Can Glory and Gabriel keep their relationship aloft when the heavens themselves seem to be against it?

  • Vampires, werewolves, and all the classic monsters; angels, faeries, Medusa, and all the newly popular creatures.
  • Plays off the genre of the Twilight book/movie arc/graphic novel and similar titles.
  • Girls are ravenous consumers of graphic novels in the tween and YA market. Boy readers will appreciate the send-up of romantic monsters too.

About the author

Trina Robbins established herself during the underground com ix movement of the 1960s, and in the 1970s published the first all-woman comic book, It Ain't Me, Babe Comix, and the anthology Wimmen's Comix. She was a penciller on Wonder Woman in the 1980s, created the series Go Girl! with artist Anne Timmons for Image Comics, has written numerous nonfiction books for children and adults, and designed Vampirella's costume. She lives in San Franscico with her partner, comics artist Steve Leialoha.

About the illustrator

Irene Diaz Miranda and Laura Moreno Fernandez started their path into comic books in 2007 with a U.S. manga publisher. Then they continued with Alf In, a three-volume manga about poker for Les Humano'ides Associes in France, and in 2008 they illustrated Melissa Marr's manga trilogy Wicked Lovely: Desert Tales for TokyoPop, co-edited by HarperCollins. They are currently at work on three more projects: Vampire Kisses by Ellen Schrieber, Morsures, and their own creatorowned series Bakemono. They live in Granada, Spain, enjoying the sun-whenever they're not rushing to meet a deadline., Yuko Ota is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in animation. Her previous projects include the webcomic Fallen and comics anthology City Limits.

ISBN: 9781467707329
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Dimensions: 133 x 191mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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