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"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton, Part One: Gnomes & Stick Figure Funnies." Fan-favorite writer Alex Simmons returns for a fun-filled, four-part tale! Chuck Clayton takes center stage in this special storyline. Chuck is asked to teach an after-school program in cartooning to elementary school kids - and it isn't long before he learns the kids can be more hyperactive than his doodles! Can Chuck ultimately connect with the kids and help them create the next comic book classics? Will his temporary teaching gig lead to bigger and better things, or is his tenure soon to be terminated? The answer's just a splash panel away! This new multi-part epic comes courtesy of someone who knows his way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children's art advocate, and organizer of the world's only "Kids' Comics" convention, Alex Simmons.
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"Archie World Tour," Part 1 of 4: Double-A Seven. When Archie and friends embark on a whirlwind world tour, their first stop is London, where they soon find themselves embroiled in an international spy mystery! This is the first Archie Comics story by acclaimed writer and children's art advocate Alex Simmons. In a career spanning 20 years, Alex has written juvenile mystery novels, stage plays, documentaries, biographies and more. Additionally, he travels the country as a guest speaker and a teaching artist conducting creative writing workshops, and is also the Educational Outreach Director for New York City's Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. In the midst of all this, he somehow finds the time to be a voice-over artist for commercials and podcasts, AND runs a family-friendly kids comics convention each year!
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What happens when two of the most polarizing figures in modern American politics cross paths in Riverdale High? That's right – President Barack Obama and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin make a campaign pit stop in one of America's most visible and vibrant locales: Riverdale, USA! When Archie and Reggie's dueling student government campaigns spiral out of control, their hijinks and machinations ensnare the two visiting politicos which leads to a heavy dose of high school hilarity. Archie: Obama & Palin in Riverdale is a large-format volume best suited to present this larger-than-life adventure from the creative minds of writer/educator Alex Simmons and longtime artist Dan Parent. The iconic cover says it all – Obama and Palin sharing a milkshake. As Archie himself says, "Anything's possible in Riverdale!"
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"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton" concludes! Tony Messina is a troubled kid, always getting into mischief. When he gets caught spreading graffiti in his neighborhood, his mother decides it would be best if Tony learned how to use his artistic abilities in a more positive way and enrolls him in Chuck's class. But there's a reason Tony's painted the walls in his town, and when Chuck finds out why, he decides to take action. What reason could Tony possibly have to deface property? Can Chuck find a solution beneficial to everyone? It's a poignant tale you won't want to miss, brought to you by children's educator Alex Simmons.
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"The Cartoon Life of Chuck Clayton," Part 2. Continuing this special storyline, Chuck Clayton takes center stage. Feeling overwhelmed by all the commitments in his life, Chuck could sure use some help teaching his cartooning class - and he's about to get it from an unlikely source! Chuck's world of collecting, drawing, and teaching kids how to make their own comics takes on new meaning in this poignant tale. This new multi-part epic comes courtesy of someone who knows his way around both creating and teaching comics, namely acclaimed writer, children's art advocate, and organizer of the world's only "Kids' Comics" convention, Alex Simmons.
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"Campaign Pain," Part 1 President Barack Obama and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin get involved as Student Government campaigns spiral out of control at Riverdale High! The race between Archie and Reggie gets hot as campaign chaos reaches to the top, forcing an impromptu visit from these big-name politicos, who get pulled into the fray!
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"New Kids" Part 3. Continued from Archie #614. New students turn Riverdale High into a 'Bizarro' world for Betty and Veronica as a new girl with a flair for design puts Veronica's fashion sense to the test and Betty meets a girl who can go toe to toe in every way. And now, two new gorgeous guys in the student body might just turn the girls' hearts away from Archie!
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"What's Old is New, Again" It's New Kids PART FIVE. New boy Sayd is cute, cool,fun... and has Betty's FULL attention, much to Archie's envy! But Betty has another problem – a new girl who's making Betty's school paper articles back page news! Meanwhile new teacher Mr. Fine feels Ms. Grundy is quite fine!
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THE FIRST OF THE NEW FOUR-PART TALE OF JUGHEAD JONES, SEMI-PRIVATE EYE! "The Thin Malted Man": With his trench coat, clipped dialogue and the very particular way he prefers his malteds ("Spun, not stirred!"), Jughead becomes quite the spy guy! However, just when his friends are ready to laugh him out of the Chok'lit Shoppe, Jughead's first client, the beautiful Elektra, reveals that her father's highly-coveted invention has gone missing! It will take every ounce of burger to fuel every ounce of brain-power Jughead has to solve this super-sized mystery!
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Riverdale High is being invaded by fifty new kids! A nearby high school has closed due to budget cuts and 50 students and four teachers are transferred to Riverdale High. Archie and his friends have to step up their game when the new students bring serious competition to Riverdale. A stylish new girl who rivals Veronica, a talented photographer who threatens Betty's role at the school paper, and a tricky prankster even more cunning and crafty than Reggie are now all part of the mix! Amidst a healthy dose of slapstick humor and high school intrigue, is an emphasis on the importance of embracing diversity, making new friends and resolving conflicts.
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