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  • Newsday Reviews Secrets to Ruling School

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    This came out a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t had time to post about it. The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) got a nice review in Newsday! They call it “exceedingly humorous, and gives you the tricks of the trade to deal with all the different factions in school, from the cool jocks to the smartest kids in class.” You can check out the full review here. (Subscription may be required.)

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  • Hotel for the Lost

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    Here’s a new cover I illustrated for Simon & Schuster: The Hotel for the Lost by Suzanne Young. This one was interesting because I blended my usual silhouette illustration style with digital photography. Thanks to Russell Gordon for the assignment!

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  • Word Spelunking Interview

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    I did a short interview about The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) at the Word Spelunking blog as part of their fifth annual March MG Madness. Check it out!

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  • Like a River Glorious

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    Been sitting on this one for a while, but now that the cover reveal’s happened, I can finally share the image I created for Rae Carson’s Like a River Glorious! This is the second cover I made for her awesome Gold Seer Trilogy. (And, hopefully, I will be making her third cover when that book’s ready!) Like a River Glorious comes out Sept. 27th, 2016—just a couple weeks after the second book in my own series drops!

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  • The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election

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    I’m psyched to announce The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election! This book, of course, is the sequel to my first book The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying) and follows Max Corrigan as he helps you run for class president. It comes out September 13th, 2016—just in time for the national election. Here’s the description from the publisher, Amulet Books:

    Middle school expert Max Corrigan is back in the second book of this hilarious middle-grade series, and he wants YOU to run for class president. This book by comic artist Neil Swaab, which follows the hit first book, The Secrets to Ruling School, is a perfect read in advance of the 2016 elections and ideal for budding republicans, democrats, and independents.

    The competition is fierce, but luckily, you’ve got a killer campaign manager on your side. With Max’s help, you’ll conquer all the steps of running for office and winning votes, including advertisements, endorsements, campaign speeches, and more. Along the way, you’ll learn more essential skills for thriving in middle school, including making a viral video, trading your lunch in the school cafeteria, and putting a positive spin on any situation.

    Neil Swaab once again combines comics, kid-friendly humor, and direct-address narrative perfect for reluctant readers in an innovative format reminiscent of video games that is “sure to hit the mark with middle schoolers in the trenches” (Publishers Weekly) and with fans of the Big Nate and Terrible Two series.

    You can pre-order The Secrets to Ruling School: Class Election NOW from the following places:
    ABRAMS | AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | BOOKS-A-MILLION | INDIEBOUND

    More news to come as I’m able to share things!

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  • The Door That Led to Where

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    Here’s a new cover I created for Delacorte Press for the book The Door That Led to Where. It’s about a teenager who’s able to travel back in time through a door to 1830’s London where he must solve a crime that connects the two eras. To see the full jacket, check out the project’s portfolio page.

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