Next Amelia Rules! Book to Be the Last

Jimmy Gownley

In this lengthy interview with Jimmy Gownley at, the author looks back at the history of his series Amelia Rules! From being self-published to being picked up by Simon & Schuster in 2008, his series has been running for over 10 years. It’s a wonderful overview of what used to be possible in the comic market, how much things have changed over the years, and how Gownley has adapted to the changing industry. The most recent Amelia Rules!, The Meaning of Life… and Other Stuff, was one of my Best Graphic Novels of 2011.

However, in the article, he also reveals that “The eighth book, Her Permanent Record, is the last Amelia book that Gownley plans for a while.” He’s instead thinking of putting out a how-to book that focuses more on “why to” create art.

3 Responses to “Next Amelia Rules! Book to Be the Last”

  1. Ed Sizemore Says:

    That’s a real shame. I love Amelia Rules and will miss it. At least we got 8 great books.

  2. Johanna Says:

    If that’s the story he wants to tell, good for him for ending it when he’s done, though. I’d like to see more, but not at the expense of losing its high quality.

  3. Amelia Rules! Her Permanent Record » Comics Worth Reading Says:

    […] eighth and final book in the outstanding Amelia Rules! series ends as it began: with hope. In the face of all her […]




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