It’s finally time to talk about EL DEAFO!

27 May

Coming in September: EL DEAFO! I’m very excited.

It’s my first graphic novel. It’s published by Amulet Books. It looks like this:


The stuff in the book is just about exciting enough to merit bullet points! You’ll read about:

  • Hearing Loss!
  • Lip-reading!
  • Super-powerful Hearing Aids!
  • Romance!
  • Glasses!
  • A Busted Pencil!
  • The Quest for a True Friend!

Advance Reader Copies will be available at Book Expo America. Here’s the cover of the ARC:

ARC Cover

Did you see the very generous blurbs? Be sure to check out the amazing things that the lovely folks who wrote the blurbs produce and do. I am in awe of all of them, and they are exciting enough to merit bullet points also:

The inside art looks like this, in sturdy black-and-white:



The final art looks like this, in Glorious Technicolor, thanks to Eisner-winning Superfriend David Lasky:


Don’t forget to check out David’s work here and here. You’ll be glad you did!

I’ll be signing copies at BEA in NYC on Thursday, May 29th at 11:00 (Abrams Booth #2727!). Be sure to get in line for Tom Angleberger‘s signing at 10:00 on the same day. He’ll have copies of The QwikPick Papers: Poop Fountain, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get a sneak peek of the latest Origami Yoda book, Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus!

I’ll be posting a lot more stuff about El Deafo this summer in anticipation of its debut. Check back in and check it out!

9 Responses to “It’s finally time to talk about EL DEAFO!”

  1. Debbie Clark Trolsen May 27, 2014 at 7:21 pm #

    Cece, congratulations on El Deafo. You are so incredible. I ordered my copy (from Amazon, sorry) and wish you great success. Thank you for addressing this subject from your vantage point.
    Debbie (Sarah’s mom)

    • Cece Bell May 27, 2014 at 9:15 pm #

      Thank YOU for ordering it and for being so cool. I’m crazy about Sarah! We are like reunited sisters, for sure. I sure hope you’ll like the book!

  2. Dale Shidler May 28, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Congratulations! you are such a rock star and we all love you! xo

    • Cece Bell May 28, 2014 at 10:13 am #

      DALE!!! I sure miss you. Thanks for being such a #1 friend. I hope you like the book if you end up reading it! Xoxo to you. Come to Virginia already!

  3. Jen May 28, 2014 at 1:49 am #

    Wish I could train up to NYC and meet you! My kids are your biggest fans (actually
    I am!). What is the best way to get this book?

    • Cece Bell May 28, 2014 at 10:12 am #

      Aw, thanks! I’d love it if you ordered it from your local bookstore…but if there isn’t one nearby, there’s always the internet! Thanks so much for your interest and support. Means a lot!

  4. dirkmj24 June 2, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    We can’t wait for your new book to come out! So excited for you! Love all of your books! 🙂

    • Cece Bell June 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

      Thank you! I hope you’ll like this one!


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