December 18, 2018
Graphic novels, especially for young readers, are one of the fastest-growing markets in publishing. Powerhouses like Raina Telgemeier and Kazu Kibuishi have proven that kids are as eager for new comics stories as “Wednesday Warriors” are for each week’s batch of new single issues—and those single-issue publishers are beginning to take notice.
Earlier this year, Vault Comics announced the launch of Myriad, a new publishing imprint that will focus on stories for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers, and just last month they announced a roster of talent on Myriad first announced works, including Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover’s all-ages adventure graphic novel Wrassle Castle.
Wrassle Castle follows aspiring young wrestler Lydia Riverthane as she trains in secret with her successful older brother, John Gator-Chomp. Unfortunately, Lydia’s problems soon escalate far beyond just trying to keep her training a secret from her parents: when one of the Legendary Wrasslin Folios goes missing, Lydia decides the only way to learn the truth about its disappearance, and her brother’s involvement, is to join the Grand Wrasslin tournament. In advance of Wrassle Castle’s 2019 release, Paste is excited to offer an exclusive first look at Lydia’s adventures in this interview with Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, featuring concept art from Coover herself.