Gum Girl

Full colour comic book adventures for all ages.

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51pQ-13KMyL._SY445_Gum Girl: Catastrophe Calling!

Grace Gibson aka “Gum Girl” stars in three short stories rolled into one very entertaining book – the first in a series of four. Gum Girl might be pink, but she’s got bite, she’s got bubbles, and she’s not afraid to use them! Grace Gibson has just moved to Catastrophe where her dad is the new head teacher at Calamity Primary School. It sure is no ordinary town. This is a place where disaster rules the day. Meteors fall from the sky. Volcanoes erupt. Giant robots roam the streets. Villains are on the loose. And evil geniuses are plotting revenge on a daily basis. What’s more, no one seems to care. Least of all the girls in Grace’s class who would rather primp and preen than help a victim in distress. But, one day, a chance accident up in the loft with an old chemistry set and a stick of bubblegum leads Grace to an extraordinary discovery. It’s going to save her life. In fact, it’s going to save the lives of everyone in Catastrophe. But she has to keep it a secret. And, for that, she will need a whole new identity…This is a sensational new series from the hugely talented and award-winning cartoonist Andi Watson. Combining a truly mixed and engaging cast of characters with modern issues, a few fairytale twists, and classic comic book storytelling, Andi Watson has created a completely original world and a very heartwarming new super-heroine.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (1 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406329398
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406329391
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 24.6 cm

515l27jn-vL._SY445_Gum Girl: The Tentacles of Doom!

Gum Girl fights crime, grime and the best super villains of all time in three crazy adventures set in the fabulously unpredictable town of Catastrophe. Grace Gibson has her work cut out to earn enough pocket money to buy the essential ingredients for her amazing new bubble gum recipe. But, on top of that, school life has gone completely haywire too – what with the caretaker being abducted by aliens, Dust Bunny launching a dirty-bomb attack, Octopus Prime’s evil plot to flood the whole of Catastrophe, and Grace’s best friend Billy mysteriously going missing just as Winter Wonderland arrives in town. Will Grace aka Gum Girl have what it takes to defend the kids and defeat the foes? Find out in this hilarious and brilliant collection of stories simply fizzing, popping, bubbling and exploding with fun. This is a bold and luminous comic strip artwork. Its exceptional inventiveness and energetic storytelling combines with dynamic and original full colour art.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (2 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406329401
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406329407
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.8 x 0.2 cm

515jingmc9L._SY445_Gum Girl: Countdown to Destruction!

This is an hilarious collection of stories exploding with villains, pop-culture, adventure and fun. It is ideal for entertaining young readers, both girls and boys. Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day – especially for tidying rooms, doing chores and homework. But when the school bell goes before lunch has even begun, and at break time before there’s even a chance to play (plus there’s a dodgy-looking van zapping things hidden round the corner), Grace knows something really must be up! Taking on her super stretchy guise as Gum Girl, Grace sets out to investigate. Not only is Doctor Tick Tock stealing Time and bottling it for his own use, the Roller Derby coach has explosive plans to flatten the whole of Catastrophe, and one of the ex-Evil Genius After School Club members has devised an almost irreversible anti-gravity that will test all of Gum Girl’s bubble blowing skills. You can find out how Gum Girl tackles the mayhem in another terrific addition to her adventures. This is a sensational new series from the hugely talented and award-winning cartoonist Andi Watson. “Gum Girl 1: Catastrophe Calling!” has been nominated for the 2012 Young People’s Comic Awards, part of the British Comic Awards. It features bold and luminous comic strip art. It offers inventive, energetic storytelling.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (7 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140632941X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406329414
  • Product Dimensions: 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm

51Xg8hRqHcL._SY445_Gum Girl: Music, Mischief and Mayhem!

This is a wonderfully playful and inventive superhero comic for young girls and boys. The fourth and final book in the Gum Girl series. The town of Catstrophe has been infiltrated by three ne’er do gooders once again! In the first story a mime artist has cast a balloon of silence preventing any noise whatsoever – no music, no laughter, no bird song. Mime man has wiped out all the good noise as well as the bad. So Gum Girl retaliates in super gummy style! In a second adventure Grace notices that all the colour is draining out of objects (including herself!). Bemused and alarmed, she follows the disappearing trail of colour to none other than…Pigment Princess! The outrageous Pigment P wants to control the colour scheme of all in Catastrophe! Someone has to stop her! And at a Fancy Dress Day at Calamity Primary, the school is sabotaged by Stick Man – an ex-counterfeiter of banknotes who accidently slipped into the photocopier during one of his scams and became who he is today. His special skill: copying himself. His mission? to erase all individuality. Gum Girl has her own ideas about everything becoming the same and sets about wiping out his crazy plans. Three separate Gum Girl adventures play out in this gloriously colourful and fun comic book. Gum Girl: Catastrophe Calling! has been nominated for the British Comic Book Awards in the Young People’s category. Winner to be announced in November and will be chosen by children. These three stories beautifully and simply observe the dynamic between adults and kids – more often than not at the expense of the adults! The humour in Gum Girl is irreverent and a little off-the-wall! Inventive comic strip layouts lead the reader through the experience and truly make the world of Catastrophe, and its characters, come alive. It is perfect for introducing young children to the comic book format and for encouraging reluctant readers.

  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (1 Aug 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1406329428
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406329421
  • Product Dimensions: 24.4 x 17.8 x 0.6 cm