• 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:

    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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  • Get Smart About Tobacco!

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    I had the great opportunity to illustrate an anti-smoking campaign for Scholastic / CVS Health at the tail-end of last year. The work consisted of a large poster to be hung in classrooms with a series of illustrations for accompanying worksheets. As an anti-smoker myself, I’m really happy I was able to work on this! You can see illustrations from the worksheets below. (more…)

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  • Naperville Reads

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    I’ll be taking part in Naperville Reads in IL from Nov. 30th–Dec. 3rd, promoting my book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying). There will be a free public event at 7:00pm on Dec. 2nd. For more info, check out their website!

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  • New Jersey Comic Expo

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    I’ll be doing a talk and signing tomorrow (Nov. 21st) at the New Jersey Comic Expo to promote my book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying). If you’re going to the convention, stop by and bring the kids!

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  • Upcoming Events for The Secrets to Ruling School

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    I’ve got some events coming up to promote my book, The Secrets to Ruling School (Without Even Trying). If you’re in the NY area, I’d love to see you!

    OCTOBER 17, 11am–4pm
    The Westchester Children’s (and Teens!) Book Festival
    Talk and signing
    White Plains Public Library
    White Plains, NY

    OCTOBER 31, 1pm–3pm
    Middle Grade Giggles & Gasps
    Panel discussion with Tommy Greenwald, Max Brallier, Gitty Daneshvari, Dave Roman, and Alan Katz
    Books of Wonder
    New York, NY

    NOVEMBER 5, 5pm–6pm
    Astoria Bookshop
    Talk and signing
    Astoria, NY

    NOVEMBER 14, 2pm
    Talk and signing
    Brooklyn, NY

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