Paper Planes: The Innocence of Childhood and Discovering Oneself
Mad Cave Studios announces Paper Planes, an original graphic novel arriving in 2023. Paper Planes follows two best friends, Leighton Worthington and Dylan Render, as they’re sent away to summer camp for troubled kids. The time spent at camp forces them onto a journey to figure out who they are and who they want to be, together or apart. Paper Planes, written by Jennie Wood, art by Dozerdraws, and letters by Micah Myers. Erica Schultz joins the equally talented team as editor.
Check out the story description below:
“High schoolers Leighton Worthington and Dylan Render have always been inseparable, but when they’re both shipped off to a summer camp for troubled youth in the aftermath of a tragic event, their lifelong friendship is put to the test. Neither ‘chose’ to be there, but they’ll need a positive evaluation from the camp to avoid being sent away, so they can continue attending high school with their friends.
The challenges of camp pushes the once-inseparable Dylan and Leighton onto personal journeys of self-discovery that force them to re-examine the incident that threatens their futures, explore the friendship they have shared for so long, and discover the type of person each of them truly wants to be.”
“Paper Planes has been a gift,” they said. “The project gave me the opportunity to explore an intense grade school friendship soon after I found out that a close childhood friend of mine passed away. Grade school friendships have a unique place in our lives, I think in part because those relationships rarely survive the transition to high school. This story is about that more innocent time, the time right before high school, right before everything changes.”
The graphic novel releases on May 1, 2023.
Check out the cover reveal below:
Source: Mad Cave Studios