Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic Saint for Rent, and NewsPrints is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction, fat birds, and coffee-flavored ice cream. Visit Ru online at ruemxu.com and on Twitter at @ruemxu.
Kidnote: Graphix Con
On Friday, Aug. 30, the Decatur Recreation Center will host its own version of a graphic novel convention. This special DBF Kidnote program will feature activity stations where kids can draw and storyboard their own graphic novels. Featured author-presenters for the Kidnote Graphix Con are Kristen Gudsnuk, Matt Holm, Tui Sutherland, and Ru Xu.
As of Aug. 23, Kidnote tickets are still available at Georgia Center for the Book (Decatur Library) and the following independent booksellers: Charis Books and More, Eagle Eye Books, Little Shop of Stories, and Tall Tales Book Shop. Click HERE for online tickets. If the Eventbrite ticket inventory sells out again, be sure to check with our independent bookstore partners!
Justin Colussy-Estes is the manager of Little Shop of Stories, a children’s bookstore in Decatur, Georgia.
Blue arrives in the capital city of Altalus, where she is determined to find her friend Crow, the boy who was created to be a flying war machine, and Jack, the engineer who built him. But soon she is inadvertently kidnapped by Snow and Red, twins from the enemy side of their ten-year war. They set off on a dangerous adventure that brings them to the front lines of the war, and eventually realize that they must work together to help end it. But with larger, more powerful forces at work, the fight for peace and survival will be more difficult than they ever imagined.