'Be Prepared' Graphic Novel Trailer Captures the Feeling of Summer
A difficult — but rewarding — summer-camp experience forms the heart of Be Prepared, the latest graphic novel from award-winning cartoonist Vera Brosgol. Ahead of next week’s release, Heat Vision has the exclusive debut of the trailer for the new book.
The middle-grade graphic novel from First Second centers around 9-year-old Vera, who doesn’t quite fit in with her friends or surroundings but hopes that her time at Russian summer camp will fix that — only to be surprised by an experience that includes mean girls, endless lessons and unfortunate toilet situations. (Well, it is summer camp.)
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The new book follows Brosgol’s Leave Me Alone!, which was awarded a 2017 Caldecott Honor, and the 2012 graphic novel Anya’s Ghost, which won both Eisner and Harvey Awards in young reader categories, and is currently being adapted into a movie starring American Horror Story’s Emma Roberts.
Brosgol herself has worked as a storyboard artist on a number of Laika movies, including Coraline and Kubo and the Two Strings, in addition to other projects for clients including Cartoon Network.
Described by best-selling cartoonist Raina Telgemeier as “beautifully drawn, brutally funny [and] brilliantly honest,” Be Prepared will be available digitally and in bookstores April 24. Watch the trailer below.
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