Paul Tobin and I are super excited to announce that Banana Sunday will be available again from its original publisher, Oni Press, on October 24, 2018! Originally released in 2006, the new edition has been remastered with spectacular colors by Rian Sygh, and it has been revised and edited for today’s readers! Also, we’ve changed the writer’s credit to Paul Tobin‘s name, rather than the pseudonym Root Nibot.
Banana Sunday is a comedy for readers of all ages that explores the themes of alienation, self-doubt, and the power of friendship. You know, high school. Banana Sunday was listed as one of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Great Graphic Novels for Teens for 2007.
We welcome this opportunity to share our early all-ages work with a new audience of readers, young and old!
â€œKirby Steinberg is having a bit of trouble fitting into her new school. Sure, thereâ€™s the usual problems associated with being from â€œsomewhere else,â€ but this time the new kid also happens to be the guardian for three talking primates. Chuck, the professorial orangutan. Knobby, the love-stricken spider monkey. Go-Go, the befuddled golden gorilla. These primates have learned to speak, thanks to the scientific processes of Kirbyâ€™s father. Or have they? Whatâ€™s their real story? Thatâ€™s what Nickelsâ€”Kirbyâ€™s new best friend and unfortunately dedicated school reporterâ€”would like to discover. Can Kirby find time to develop a relationship with Martin, the dashing nerd? Steer clear of Skye, the high schoolâ€™s #1 pillar of arrogance? Keep Knobby, Chuck and Go-Go from causing untold catastrophes? And, above all, will Kirby be able to hide the real origin of these three simians from Nickels? Oh, probably not.â€