Humanoids to Publish All-Ages Line With Bigby, Formerly Benjamin, Bear
I really enjoyed the Benjamin Bear titles by Philippe Coudray published by Toon Books. Fuzzy Thinking, Bright Ideas!, and Brain Storms! were clever, creative, and well-cartooned.
When ICv2 ran a brief mention of Humanoids launching an all-ages line, one of the titles was listed as Bigby Bear, and it looked familiar.
The titles will be out next year, with Bigby Bear scheduled for February 5, 2019. Jud Meyers, Humanoids Director of Sales and Marketing, confirmed that it was from the same creator but will be “brand new, never before seen material. Bigby Bear will be our flagship title and will come out in multiple volumes and formats, with new material in every volume.”
The new all-ages line will consist of three levels of books, ranging from 6+ to 12+ to YA titles. Another example of how one of the best growth areas for comics is reaching out to younger readers.