Second Volume of Acclaimed Middle-Grade Graphic Novel Series Brings Supernatural New Adventures for California Tween Sleuths
SAN DIEGO, CA (July 20, 2018) — Top Shelf Productions announced today that Surfside Girls, Kim Dwinell’s celebrated graphic novel series for middle-grade readers about friendship, fun, and lost mysteries of the local landscape, will receive a full-length sequel next summer.
Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point introduced readers to best friends Sam and Jade, who put together clues ranging from suspicious beachcombers to spooky ghosts to baby dinosaurs in order to save their town from an unexpected threat. Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho, scheduled for June 2019, presents even more beautiful beaches, hidden secrets, distracting cuties, and wild adventures:
When one of the ghosts from Danger Point gets… spooked, it’s time for Sam and Jade to pull out the Journal of Weird and jump into action! Trying to solve this two-hundred-year-old mystery takes the girls all over their town and beyond, all while Surfside’s Annual Surf Competition is going on. Add to the mix a cute surfer boy, a mysterious mustached man with a guitar, and a very jealous Sam — can the surfing sleuths save the day again?
“I’ve had so much fun this last year watching readers of all ages discover Sam and Jade’s world,” says author Kim Dwinell. “I packed Surfside Girls with Southern California sunshine, and I hope everyone enjoys spending time with it as much as I do. I’m absolutely stoked to show you what the girls get up to in Book Two!”
Kim Dwinell will meet fans and sign Surfside Girls at Comic-Con International today, Friday, July 20th, from 10am-11am and 4pm-5pm in booth 2743 (Top Shelf / IDW Publishing).
“Kim Dwinell’s Surfside Girls has a timeless quality. With its likable characters, sunny colors, and supernatural mystery, it’s a perfect summer read.” — Brigid Alverson, School Library Journal’s Good Comics for Kids
“Kim Dwinell supplies a great-looking world of infinite potential… Anyone fondly remembering the tenacious and good-hearted Nancy Drew adventures from their youth can locate a spiritual successor for their own children in Surfside Girls.” — Slings & Arrows
Surfside Girls (Book One): The Secret of Danger Point is now available wherever books are sold. Surfside Girls (Book Two): The Mystery at the Old Rancho will be published in June 2019 by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing. For more information, visit surfsidegirls.com.
About the Author
Kim Dwinell likes stories more than the beach. Almost. Maybe it’s a tie. She first had a career as a beach lifeguard, and then a career in animation, and now combines her two loves in her first graphic novel series, Surfside Girls. She also teaches Animation at CSU Long Beach. When she’s not in the classroom or at her desk, she might be running a 10K or out on the ocean in her boat or on her board. She lives on a tree-lined street in sunny Southern California with her husband, son and Springer Spaniel.
About Top Shelf Productions
Top Shelf Productions, based in Marietta, Georgia, has published critically acclaimed and popularly beloved graphic novels since 1997. Now an imprint of IDW Publishing, Top Shelf continues to showcase the vanguard of the comics medium, publishing works of literary sophistication, visionary artistry, and personal resonance. Notable Top Shelf books have included Congressman John Lewis’ National Book Award-winning March, Alan Moore’s From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Craig Thompson’s Blankets, Jeff Lemire’s Essex County, Jeffrey Brown’s Clumsy, Erin Nations’ Gumballs, and Kim Dwinell’s SurfsideGirls – having garnered countless awards and accolades from the likes of Time, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NPR, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Late Show, The Rachel Maddow Show, and the New York Times.