For Immediate Release
A NEW COOL AND CLEAN GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR KIDS 'TUNE IN' FOR WJHC: ON THE AIR!
Don't touch that dial! Wilson Place Comics of Oceanside, NY announces its first graphic novel, WJHC: On the Air, will hit stores and libraries this December. The 96-page full color comic bonanza includes the first two WJHC comic book issues, three brand new stories, inside info on the WJHC crew and features original cover art by renown Scooby Doo™ artist, Joe Staton.
Based on the popular WJHC comic book series, WJHC: On the Air takes a wacky look at the misadventures of an unlikely group of teens starting a high school radio station. This all-ages graphic novel helps fill a long-standing void in the comic book arena. Created by Jane Smith Fisher of Wilson Place Comics, WJHC: On the Air offers girls and boys an appropriate comic, that's lots of fun without sex or violence. Fisher says, "It's WKRP meets Gen Y."
Ms. Fisher wrote her first comic book, the kid-friendly Cybernauts, in 1996 after discovering non-violent comic books had yet to be updated from the '60s and '70s. "Children love to read and comic books are such a wonderful way of sparking their imagination. I knew if I could develop an idea that was really cool and funny kids wouldn't miss the sex or violence," Fisher explains. And thousands of kids have proved her right. Not to mention the library journal, Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) that writes in the December issue . . .
The road to WJHC: On the Air was a challenging course for Ms. Fisher. A single mother, she struggled to follow her dream while juggling parenting, a teaching assistant position and the pursuit of her recently awarded graduate degree in education. Prior to writing the WJHC series Ms. Fisher developed Milo P. Turtle's Pen Pal Club - a reading and writing program enjoyed in homes across the country and adapted for classroom use.
Kirsten Petersen designed the characters and illustrated WJHC: On the Air. John Green signed on for color and production. With their unlimited imagination and skills Petersen and Green turned WJHC: On the Air into an eye-popping visual experience.
To learn more about WJHC: On the Air and the WJHC comic book series, including the WJHC special library issue, please visit www.WJHC.com.