The author and the illustrator of the Chase Superman Duffy educational graphic novels MAY be coming to a school—or city—near you! Dawn Ius and James Grasdal are just finishing up the FINAL book in the series (that makes 16 graphic novels featuring ME!), and to celebrate, they’re hitting the road on a cross Alberta tour, starting in Calgary on April 3.
Dawn and James will be speaking to Grade 5 and 6 students at a number of schools about the importance of literacy, as well as showcasing how they’ve worked together over the past five years to create adventure graphic novels that are not only entertaining, but also highlight some of the important issues facing Alberta’s agriculture industry, particularly for canola producers.
Superman Duffy (AKA: me) has been everywhere—from the past to outer space.He has driven race cars, swam with sea creatures, dug beneath the soil, and flown to a cloud city via a Steampunk shuttle, as well as met some outstanding innovators along the way. But the last book—simply titled “O”—is going to be EPIC! It’s an ode to Canada, in celebration of the country’s 150th birthday. Prepare to be amazed!
In addition to the school visits throughout the province, you might also be able to catch Dawn and James at various libraries and events, such as Aggie Days (April 7) or the Foothills Young Author Conference (April 8). When you see them, say hi for me, okay?
“O” marks the 16th book in the Chase Superman Duffy collection. How many do you have? Your (Alberta) teacher can order a class set by contacting the Alberta Canola Producers’ Commission at 780-454-0844. Perfect in time for Children’s Book Day, April 2!
Gotta jet! Have a great weekend!
~ Chase Superman Duffy