Newswire: Tween twins flee from pirates in an exclusive Compass South excerpt

Hope Larson has kept a fairly low profile in comics for the last couple years, but she’s dramatically ramped up her creative output in 2016 with three new writing projects. Two of those are ongoing series—Boom! Box’s Goldie Vance, which was just recently promoted to ongoing status, and DC’s upcoming Batgirl—but Larson is also continuing her work in graphic novels, teaming with artist Rebecca Mock for Compass South, a caper set in 1860. Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (a division of Macmillan Books and sister company to graphic novel publisher First Second), Compass South is a heartfelt, exciting YA adventure featuring stunning visuals from Mock, who brings the world of 1860s America to life in sumptuous detail.

The book follows 12-year-old twins Alexander and Cleopatra Dodge as they find themselves embroiled in underworld intrigue after their father goes missing, traveling across the United States …

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