“Depictions of trauma, animosity, and romance intersect in this unflinchingly brutal survival horror tale that is not without hope.” – Publishers Weekly

Skybound Comet today announced an impressive lineup of special guests joining award-winning writer/artist Tillie Walden (Spinning, On A Sunbeam) on the Clementine Book One Book Tour at stops across America this summer. The tour will support the release of Walden’s new Young Adult graphic novel that begins a trilogy set in the world of Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead and will be available everywhere books are sold June 28, 2022. Clementine Book One also marks the official launch of Skybound Comet, a new original graphic novel imprint aimed at Young Adult (Ages 12+) and Middle Grade (Ages 8-12) audiences.  

In celebration of the release of Walden’s highly anticipated graphic novel, the Clementine Book One Book Tour kicks off June 25 with special appearances at ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. and will continue with tour stops in major cities across America through July

Tillie Walden’s 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.  

These guests include G. Willow Wilson (writer, co-creator of Ms. Marvel), Jeremy Holt (writer, Made in Korea), George Gustines (The New York Times), Robin Brenner (President, ALA GNCRT), Shannon Watters (writer, co-creator of Lumberjanes), Terry Blas (writer, Lifetime Passes and Who Was the Voice of the People) and Andréa Gilroy (owner, Books with Pictures – Eugene). 

Full details of each appearance are listed below.  

East Coast Book Tour 

Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26 – Washington, D.C.  

ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition 

Walter E. Washington Convention Center  

Appearing at Image Comics booth (#1332) and other activations including: 

  • #OwnVoice Adventures in YA/Middle Grade Comics with Skybound Comet  
    • Saturday, June 25 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. ET  
    • Featuring Tillie Walden, Mairghread Scott (writer, Sea Serpent’s Heir Book One), and Tri Vuong (co-writer & co-artist, Everyday Hero Machine Boy; writer & artist, LEGO Ninjago Vol. 1: Garmadon). Moderated by Candice Wing-yee Mack (Manager, Young Adult Services, LA Public Library).  
  • Skybound Comet: Explore New YA & Middle Grade Graphic Novel Worlds 
    • Sunday, June 26 1:30 – 2:20 p.m. ET  
    • Featuring Tillie Walden, Mairghread Scott, Tri Vuong, and Alex Antone (Senior Editor, Skybound Entertainment). Moderated by Moni Barrette (President-Elect ALA GNCRT; co-founder, Creators! Assemble Inc). 
  • Clementine Book One ALA Signing 
    • Sunday, June 26 3:00 – 3:50 p.m. ET 
    • Please visit the Image Comics booth (#1332) where Tillie Walden will be signing copies of Clementine Book One

Sunday, June 26 – Washington, D.C.  

East City Bookshop 

6:30 p.m. ET start time 

Jeremy Holt in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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Sunday, June 26 – Washington, D.C.  

East City Bookshop 

6:30 p.m. ET start time 

Jeremy Holt in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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Wednesday, June 29 – New York, NY 

Midtown Comics (Downtown) 

5:00 p.m. ET start time 

Book Signing  

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Thursday, June 30 – Boston, MA  

Brookline Booksmith  

7:00 p.m. ET start time in the Used Book Cellar 

Robin Brenner in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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West Coast Book Tour 

Monday, July 25 – Los Angeles, CA  

Skylight Books  

7:00 p.m. PT start time 

Shannon Watters in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing  

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Tuesday, July 26 – Los Angeles, CA  

Collector’s Paradise (North Hollywood)  

5:00-7:00 p.m. PT 

Book Signing 

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Thursday, July 28 – Portland, OR  

Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing  

7:00 p.m. PT start time  

Terry Blas in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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Friday, July 29 – Eugene, OR  

Books with Pictures (Eugene)  

5:30 p.m. PT start time   

Andréa Gilroy in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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Saturday, July 30 – Virtual Event 

Dallas Public Library’s FanCentral  

8:00 a.m. PT start time  

Author Chat with Special Guest Tillie Walden and Rudolph Rihner (Manager – Public Service, Dallas Public Library) 

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Saturday, July 30 – Seattle, WA  

Kinokuniya Seattle 

2 p.m. PT start time 

G. Willow Wilson in Conversation with Tillie Walden + Book Signing 

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It’s a new beginning for Clementine, the star of the bestselling THE WALKING DEAD video games, in Clementine Book One, as she’s back on the road, looking to put her traumatic past behind her and forge a new path all her own. But when she comes across an Amish teenager named Amos, the unlikely pair journeys north to an abandoned ski resort in Vermont, where they meet up with a small group of teenagers attempting to build a new, walker-free settlement. As friendship, rivalry, and romance begin to blossom amongst the group, the harsh winter soon reveals that the biggest threat to their survival…might be each other. 

Clementine Book One (Diamond Code MAY218587, ISBN: 978-1-5343-2128-1) will be available at comic book shops and digital platforms including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play on Wednesday, June 22 and everywhere books are sold on June 28. 

Clementine merchandise, including special book tour apparel, is available now from the Skybound online store

For more info and updates on Skybound Comet, visit www.skyboundcomet.com.