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My Little Pony: Friends Forever #24

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Amy and I were going to do another My Little Pony together but she just had too many scheduling conflicts to take on the interiors for Friends Forever #24. One of those scheduling conflicts is a project we’re on together, and another is designing some fantastic toys so that’s completely understandable. Fortunately Jay Fosgitt was able to step in. This issue will be out next January.

 

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Littlest Pet Shop Series from IDW

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I’m writing the Littlest Pet Shop comic book series from IDW! My artist is South American illustrator Nico Pena and backup stories are by my first editor on the Strawberry Shortcake series, Matt Anderson.

Although the TV series on the Hub has many of the same voice actors, musicians, animators and writers from My Little Pony, the premise and approach are very different. Each issue of the comic book series will be self-contained, at least for the initial 5 issues, and those stories will feature the same kind of quirky, slice-of-life circumstances dotted with fantasy elements that the television show has. The Biskits will be there too, but as the same kind of everyday antagonist any young girl would have to deal with, not as big baddies looking for world domination.

Hasbro has been very easy to work with and also very involved. This information is from their investor presentation: They’re revamping the LPS toyline next fall and it sounds like it will have more tie-ins with the show per consumer surveys indicating a high regard for the program. I’ve noticed myself that it’s not that easy to find the familiar faces of the pets from the TV show on the shelves; the product line came from more of a “collect them all” viewpoint but the series has given the pets recognizable faces young girls are seeking out. I believe the new comic series is intended as another support for this initiative.

That said, I’m taking my usual approach of writing an accessible series that both kids, parents and cartoon lovers of all ages will enjoy. The focus is on humor and character interaction; the first issue is an introductory adventure that has all of the characters working together while future issues may split into subplots. Here’s the first synopsis:

Littlest Pet Shop #1 (of 5)
Georgia Ball (w) • Nico Peña, Antonio Campo (a) • Peña (c)
The Littlest Pet Shop opens for business at IDW! Russell and Penny Ling have a puzzle for their friends to solve, and the race for clues will send them all over Downtown City. Only one team can claim the prize, but is there room for so many big personalities on one moped?
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
• Brand-new stories featuring characters from the hit television series and toy line!
• Written by Georgia Ball (Strawberry Shortcake, My Little Pony)!
• Variant Cover by Katie Cook!

Littlest Pet Shop #1 (of 5)—Subscription Variant
Georgia Ball (w) • Nico Peña, Antonio Campo (a) • Sara Richard (c)
For subscription customers only…a variant cover from My Little Pony fan-favorite artist Sara Richard!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter

Comic Stop Signing with Georgia Ball

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Are you a fan of MY LITTLE PONY or STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE?

Author Georgia Ball will be signing at the Lynnwood Comic Stop on Saturday, September 14th from 11am to 3pm!

Georgia is not just a great author, but she’s also a Comic Stop subscriber, and we are thrilled to be able to support her in this way!

So come by, meet Georgia, get your books signed, and enjoy a fun afternoon with fellow fans!

ADDED BONUS!!! Fellow MLP author Heather Nuhfer will be signing books as well!

ALSO during the signing, all Children’s comics, trades, and toys will be 10% off (20% for subscribers!).

Address
3333 184th St SW, Suite G
Lynnwood, WA 98037

Phone
425-744-2767

Author of Strawberry Shortcake: Return of the Purple Pie Man, Disney’s Frozen Comic Collection, Transformers: Robots in Disguise Animated and Littlest Pet Shop: Open for Business. She’s written for IDW Publishing, Hasbro, Lion Forge, American Greetings and Scholastic, and her work has been discussed in Comics Beat and The Washington Post. Subscribe to the newsletter