We love graphic novels in our household and Book Boy always has to have the first read. Last week, he was relaxing in the paddling pool with ‘Donut the Destroyer.’ He’d already enjoyed Sarah Graley’s previous graphic novel, ‘Glitch,’ so was excited to read this next one.
Make sure you read Sarah’s awesome piece about ‘A Day in the Life of Two Comic Creators.’
Donut (middle name: The; last name: Destroyer) has a heart of gold and incredible strength. She lives in a world where everyone is born with a special ability and can choose whether to develop it for good or evil. Donut has just received the best news of her life — she’s been accepted to Lionheart School for Heroes! But her parents are the most infamous villains around, and her best friend, Ivy, can’t understand why Donut would choose a life of boring heroism and ruin their plans to cause chaos. Donut is determined to prove that, despite her last name, she’s meant to go her own way and be a hero. Meanwhile, Ivy cooks up a plan to get Donut kicked out of Lionheart — and back on track to villainy!
Book Boy says: “It’s witty, funny and unexpected with twists and turns everywhere!”
A Day In The Life Of Two Comic Creators!
Hiya! We’re Sarah Graley and Stef Purenins! We make comics together and we’re also engaged! We live in a house with four cats and this is what a typical day looks like for us!
We normally have a bunch of actual alarm clocks set to make sure we wake up at a reasonable time, but we can’t beat our cat alarm clock! Pixel will usually jump on the bed and make his presence known anywhere between 5am and 9am – normally we can just give him a bit of attention and then he’ll let us go back to sleep a little bit.
We’ll get up and get dressed and then we’ll have a nice relaxing start to the day – feed the cats, feed ourselves and maybe get started on some comic work, check the internet or answer a few emails.
On most weekdays we’ll do some live-streaming on our Twitch channel for a few hours. Because of the current world situation, we sadly can’t travel to any comic shows, and we love comic shows! They’re a wonderful way to meet fans and hang out with other comic creators and we wanted to do something to fill that gap, and live-streaming filled it quite nicely. We do a mixture of video game and drawing streams, and we’re starting to grow a really friendly nice community of people who will hang out in the chat while we stream.
The rest of our workdays is usually spent writing and drawing comics, fulfilling shop orders, and answering emails (All while our cats hang out with us, of course!) We have a diary webcomic called Our Super Adventure that we update every Monday, and then we usually have a bigger comic project that we’ll work on alongside it. Last year was mainly spent writing and drawing our newest graphic novel, Donut The Destroyer, and this year we’ve mainly been working on Minecraft Volume 2 (which Sarah is doing the artwork on) and writing a Spider-Man comic series!
We also run an online shop where we sell signed comic books and other things like enamel pins and t-shirts! We design a lot of pin badges that feature our four cats – Pesto, Toby, Wilson and Pixel! They feature in our diary comics a lot and Sarah loves to draw them! We normally do a big mail-out once or twice a week!
After we finish our afternoon work, we’ll normally cook a nice meal – we’ve just started cooking from recipes this year and it’s been really enjoyable – and then we’ll watch some TV or play some video games, and then maybe go for a walk in the evening so we don’t just spend the whole time indoors! We’ll keep working for a bit in the evenings too if we need to catch up on emails or if we’ve had a few more shop orders than usual! We’re often quite busy juggling different projects but we feel incredibly lucky that we get to do the things that we can.
And that’s it! You can find out more about us online at sarahgraley.com and watch our Twitch stream over at twitch.tv/oursuperadventure every Monday, Wednesday and Friday! Our newest book, ‘Donut The Destroyer’, is out now through Scholastic and you can pick up a copy wherever you like to buy books!
Wow! That is a busy day! Thank you so much for sharing. I can’t wait to see what you produce next.
Sublimely funny and full of epic banter, this graphic novel has an important message about forging your own path and exceeding expectations.
*Many thanks to Scholastic for sending me this title to review*