Scout Comics & Entertainment, Inc. proudly announces the launch of Scoot!, an imprint devoted to young readers ages four to twelve in January 2021. Richard Rivera, writer/creator of Stabbity Bunny, Shadow Play, and Storm Pirates, has come aboard as Associate Publisher with Wayne Hall serving as Editorial Director. Scoot! will present an international collection of titles aimed at entertaining young readers by celebrating the fun, excitement, and pure joy that can thrive in comics. With a focus on diversity and educational value, the imprint will appeal to parents as well as kids.
Scoot!’s initial launch titles will include: Unikorn by Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin; Sengi and Tembo by Guiseppe Falco; Soulstream by sixteen year old Saida Woolf; and Mapmaker by Ben Slabak and Francesca Carita. Richard Rivera’s and Dwayne Biddix’s Wild Bull and Chipper will also be joining the lineup. Several other titles are currently being negotiated, and the imprint is aiming to grow quickly.
These titles are already getting attention as Scout Comics has shared that Armory Films is gearing up to produce Unikorn. Creators Don Handfield and Joshua Malkin are adapting their graphic novel to the big screen, and the film will mark celebrated, in-demand editor Debbie Berman’s (Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel) first effort behind the camera.
“Our whole team is excited by the immense potential of the Scoot! imprint. We welcome the next generation of readers and future comic creators to the wonder of enjoying comics. We want to entertain kids, we want to challenge them, and, most of all, we want to inspire children to celebrate their own creativity and imagination,” explains Rivera. “Our comics will be fun, sometimes serious, but always have a goal of being positive, uplifting, and empowering.”