Congratulations to Jake Parker for landing a 2-book deal with Publisher’s Weekly, starring Missile Mouse of Flight Explorer fame. Apparently this helps explain some of the intricate details he’s been posting on the world of Missile Mouse recently. Here’s the press release:
Jake Parker Two-Book Pact
The Flight generation—cartoonists included in artist/editor Kazu Kuibishi’s acclaimed anthology of color comics—continues to prosper in the new graphic novel era. Cartoonist/animator Jake Parker has signed a two book deal with Graphix, Scholastic’s graphic novel imprint, to produce two graphic novels starring Missile Mouse, a cute crime fighting mouse character that will star in Parker’s two sci-fi adventure graphic novels.The deal was negotiated by agent Judy Hansen of the Hansen Literary Agency. Missile Mouse was introduced earlier this year in Flight Explorer, an anthology based on Flight with comics created for young readers, published by Villard. Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher, the first of the two graphic novels, will be published in 2010. Parker’s work has also appeared in Out of Picture, another color comics anthology that collects the comics works of animator that is also published by Random House/Villard.
The first book is entitled: The Star Crusher, and while it’ll be a awhile until 2010 hits, Mr. Parker has promised updates and concept art as the release date nears. Always glad to see another Flight alumni hitting it big, again.