Dr. Martens in support of the trevor project Had a lot of fun partnering with Dr. Martens in support of the Trevor Project to create these one of a kind pair of boots. For more on the project click here to check out my artist page on the Dr. Marten website! the work in progress
Author: Damian Alexander
New Book with Lerner Publishing!
“Greg Hunter at Graphic Universe has acquired world rights to Absolutely Everything by Damian Alexander (Other Boys). This middle grade graphic novel follows Marcella, a sixth grader who struggles with undiagnosed ADHD leading to mishaps at home, in school, and with her friendships. Publication is scheduled for fall 2025; Elizabeth Bennett at the Transatlantic Agency … Continue reading New Book with Lerner Publishing!
Becoming a Literary Orphan
When I was really little I didn't realize I was an "orphan." But with my mother dead, and no father... I felt this sense of absence almost every day while growing up. Luckily for me, I was raised by my maternal grandmother, so I wasn't 100% alone, but that absence of parents still lingered like … Continue reading Becoming a Literary Orphan
OTHER BOYS & COLOR
Before Other Boys was a script, or even an outline of a script I knew that I wanted the illustrations to be filled with color. For me, color is as important as the drawings themselves, and almost as important as the actual story. I was a little worried about how this choice would be received … Continue reading OTHER BOYS & COLOR
2nd Starred Review For ‘Other Boys’ From Booklist! ￼
"Other Boys" received its second starred review from Booklist this past week in their October 15, 2021 issue! The full review can be found online in their magazine at this link.
A Starred Review For ‘Other Boys’ From Kirkus! ⭐
Other Boys received a starred review from Kirkus! I'm super grateful Kirkus for such an honor! Read the full review here: Other Boys: An Excellent, Important Debut As well as an author interview here: This Boys Life, Told Through Comics
Signed Copies of Other Boys Available at Once Upon a Time Bookstore
Once Upon a Time children's bookstore in Southern California has signed (and personalized!) copies of Other Boys available for purchase at no extra cost! Click this link to order your copy!
SLJ Day of Dialog – OCT. 7th
Other Boys will be included in School Library Journal's "Day of Dialog" virtual panel. Click here to learn more & attend! 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM ET | The Journey to Adulthood Bullying, toxic masculinity, family dynamics, and sexual identity are just some themes explored in these books featuring young males. Damian Alexander, Other Boys (Macmillan)Ernesto … Continue reading SLJ Day of Dialog – OCT. 7th
Virtual Launch with Porter Square Books – Oct. 2nd
Click this link to attend! (Or to view the recorded playback). You can also buy a copy from Porter Square Books! Preorders and early purchases will receive a limited edition signed book plate (pictured above)!
‘Other Boys’ is Officially Out!
Other Boys is currently available wherever books are sold in both paperback and hardcover! Make sure to pick up your copy or request one for your local library! INDIEBOUND BARNes & noble amazon porter square Books-a-million Once upon a time “Newcomer Alexander delves into his past to craft a sweet, touching and at-times scary memoir … Continue reading ‘Other Boys’ is Officially Out!