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mage Comics is pleased to announce the middle-grade series PIX by Gregg Schigiel (writer and artist on SpongeBob Comics, writer of X-Babies: Stars Reborn), sure to enchant kids of all ages with a teen superhero who will fight her way into readers’ hearts.

Schigiel, once part of Marvel Comics editorial, is perhaps best known for his work in SpongeBob Comics, where he’s told numerous wacky stories as well as introduced Mermaid Girl to SpongeBob’s Mermaid Man & Barnacle Boy pantheon. He brings the same humor and quirk, and more, to Pix’s story.

“Pix brings together a lot of things I love—superheroes, fairy tales and mythology, talking animals, fun and funny banter—to make something awesome for kids,” said Schigiel. “I’m biased, but I’d have dug it when I was ten or 11 years old.”

Pix is a superhero—but she also believes herself to be a fairy and a princess to boot. And if that weren’t enough for one teen to juggle, in PIX, VOL. 1 she’s got attacking electronics, secret crushes, a magic 8-ball monster, cell service issues, a dragon war, a bad date, worried moms, a furtive frog, and a malevolent monkey, all jockeying for her attention.

Think Spider-Man meets Riverdale with PIX—a lively, energetic story that drops an action-packed super-character in a small-town setting.

PIX, VOL. 1: One Weirdest Weekend (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0140-5, Diamond Code DEC160764) will hit comic book stores on Wednesday, February 22nd. The final order cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, January 30th.

ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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