750,000 First Printing for Graphic Novel by Raina Telgemeier and Scott McCloud

The Cartoonists Club will be published on April 1, 2025.

From PR Newswire carrying the Scholastic Inc press release:

The Cartoonists Club, at its heart, is a story of friendship, so it’s only right that it came about from the real-life friendship of two titans of the comics world. The result of this collaboration is a story that will at once be instantly familiar to readers of their previous work yet something wholly original,” says Pelham Fulton, Editorial Director of Graphix.

The Cartoonists Club has an announced first printing of 750,000 copies and will be edited by Pelham Fulton. Books will be in stores nationwide on April 1, 2025.

“With more than 26 million books in print, in 34 languages, and 639 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, Telgemeier’s legion of fans have been eagerly waiting since 2019 for her next book. So to pair her with comics powerhouse, Scott McCloud, the man who literally wrote the book on comics, is a marriage made in comics heaven. Fans will eat up this dynamic collaboration written from both of their hearts,” adds David Saylor, Vice President and Publisher of Graphix.

From People magazine:

Bestselling author Raina Telgemeier is back with another graphic novel.

The writer and illustrator is teaming up with author Scott McCloud to publish a new graphic novel for young readers, Scholastic shared with PEOPLE exclusively. The Cartoonists Club will publish in spring 2025 from Scholastic and Graphix.

The new book will blend narrative, how-to advice and “comics magic” to showcase the power of storytelling and “inspire a new generation of cartoonists,” per a statement shared with PEOPLE.

The Cartoonists Club will hit shelves on April 1, 2025 and is now available for preorder, wherever books are sold.