Praise for Clementine Book One:
“Walden’s knack for character development and unique perspective result in a tale perfect for diehard fans of The Walking Dead, as well as newcomers.”
-Library Journal (Starred Review)
“Walden pulls no punches”
– Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (Starred Review)
“Depictions of trauma, animosity, and romance intersect in this unflinchingly brutal survival horror tale that is not without hope.” – Publishers Weekly
“Clementine Book One is a triumph”
Today Skybound Comet officially announced Clementine Book Two, the highly anticipated second installment of the Young Adult graphic novel trilogy by award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On A Sunbeam). Set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and following the buzzed-about and critically acclaimed Clementine Book One, Book Two will be released in October 2023.
The upcoming original graphic novel is a tentpole release for Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences, but sure to captivate readers of all ages. Skybound Comet launches today with the release of Clementine Book One, available in comic book shops now and everywhere books are sold on June 28.
“We couldn’t be more proud of the work Tillie did on Clementine Book One,” said Alex Antone, Senior Editor at Skybound, “And in Book Two, Tillie takes Clementine’s story to even greater heights with a new heart-pounding and heart-wrenching adventure about finding family, embracing love, and growing up in the darkest of times.”
In Clementine Book Two, Clementine and her new friends are rescued by an island community led by an enigmatic doctor called Miss Morro, but just as Clementine’s scars are finally beginning to heal, she discovers dark secrets that threaten to tear her new life apart. Can Miss Morro be trusted? What about the rest of the islanders? And just how far will Clementine go to protect the ones she loves?
“After the games ended, we thought Clementine’s story was over. And now she’s been through so much more after book one, but it is all really just the beginning,” said Tillie Walden. “Clementine has much further to go, more obstacles to face, and much more growing up to do. I couldn’t be more excited for this next part of her story. I feel like I’m climbing with her deeper into the depths of love, fear, and family. As usual there are few challenges that Clementine can’t face, but in facing them, what will she be like when she comes out the other side?”comic book shops on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 and everywhere books are sold, along with digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.
In celebration of the release of Clementine Book One, Tillie Walden will also be embarking on a book tour that kicks off this week with special appearances at ALA Annual in Washington D.C. and will continue with tour stops in major cities across America through July. In-person appearances will include book signings and at many stops, insightful conversations with Walden and a diverse roster of special guests that includes some of the most accomplished talent working in the worlds of books and comics today.
Skybound Comet’s other forthcoming releases include Everyday Hero Machine Boy OGN (MAY218589, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2130-4) from rising star voices Tri Vuong (the LEGO® NINJAGO®: GARMADON comic book series) and Irma Kniivila coming September 2022, followed by Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One (MAY218588, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2129-8) from acclaimed creators Mairghread Scott (Star Wars: Resistance, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Pablo Tunica (TMNT Universe) coming October 2022.
For more info and updates on Skybound Comet, visit www.skyboundcomet.com.