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ODD SCHNOZZ is chosen for the Texas Library Association’s 2017 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List!

Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad was chosen for the Texas Library Association’s 2017 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List!

The Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List is an annual list of recommended graphic novels for middle school and high school students. Odd Schnozz & the Odd Squad is listed as recommended for grades 9 – 12.

To see the full list click here: http://txla.org/groups/Maverick

To read more about the Texas Library Association click here: http://txla.org/about

Congratulations to my co-creators Dennis Culver and Ramon Villalobos!

Art by Sean Von Gorman and Paul Mounts

Love Is Love

I am very proud to have written a story for the upcoming Love Is Love comix anthology, illustrated by Sean Von Gorman, with color art by Paul Mounts. Our story, “Love Rock Love,” features Rainbow Boy, and takes place at Rockbar, a very real New York City venue located in Manhattan’s West Village.

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All proceeds for this book go to the victims, survivors and families of those killed in Orlando this past June. The book comes out on 12/22, and you can grab it at your local comic shop during your last-minute Holiday shopping. It’s expected to sell out, so definitely pre-order from IDW or Amazon now!

Per CBR, creators include Brian Michael Bendis, Michael Avon Oeming, Gail Simone, Scott Snyder, Tom King, Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Adolfo, Paul Dini, Mark Millar, Cat Staggs, Amanda Diebert, Brad Meltzer, Sina Grace, Ed Luce, Jason Aaron, Jason Latour, Kieron Gillen, Olivier Coipel, Phil Jimenez, Patton Oswalt and Damon Lindelof, plus an introduction from “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins; with Marc Andreyko, the project’s organizer, writing a story and the afterword.

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“Love Rock Love” preview

Finally, here is a description of the book from IDW’s website:

The comic industry comes together in honor of those killed in Orlando. Co-published by two of the premiere publishers in comics—DC and IDW, this oversize comic contains moving and heartfelt material from some of the greatest talent in comics, mourning the victims, supporting the survivors, celebrating the LGBTQ community, and examining love in today’s world. All material has been kindly donated by the writers, artists, and editors with all proceeds going to victims, survivors, and their families. Be a part of an historic comics event! It doesn’t matter who you love. All that matters is you love.

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PATIENT 7 – Baltimore Comic-Con Exclusive – Ashcan Edition

P7_ashcan_cover_socialLimited to 50, numbered copies, the Patient 7 – Ashcan Preview Edition will be available only at Baltimore Comic-Con 2016. 16 b+w pages, with wrap-around self-cover, illustrated by Donal DeLay, lettering and logo design by Jeff Powell, and written by Jeffrey Burandt. $5 at the con. Retailers can contact jburandt@gmail.com to purchase multiple copies.

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Patient 7 is fast-paced, sci-fi horror. A sentient, inter-dimensional virus travels across the bubble universes to infect humans and grant them great powers at great costs. But when the Visitor’s siblings learn of its extended vacation in our reality, the Visitor must protect Earth from their reality-warping and flesh-rending rampages! Patient 7 is Doctor Who for perverts.

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Odd Schnozz Reviews, Press and Podcast Appearances

REVIEWS

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad is an accessible, enjoyable origin story that’s alternately sweet and suspenseful, but always delightfully weird.”

Geek Dad 

“Mix King of the Hill with Daria and blast it with gamma radiation, and you’ll have a good sense of the wild world that newcomer Burandt and Culver (Edison Rex) have created.”

– Publisher’s Weekly

“[I]ntense action filled panels, eye-popping color and all from a female fronted (squeak!) punk rock brood… get your hands on this piece of punk perfection…”

– Broke Ass Stuart

“The story is crazy, the art colorfully off the wall, and the soundtrack is fun to hum along. Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad is a total entertainment package.”

Fan Girl Nation

” [R]eally well paced […] Jeffrey Burandt, the writer, does a good job of setting the stage while drawing from all of these different touchstones without getting hacky or trying too hard. Dennis Culver’s art is classic, clean, and easy to follow.”

Topless Robot

“Robo-animals, hard rocking teens, and secret spy guys, oh my! […] [W]riter Jeffrey Burandt succeeds in keeping the levity and humor that have become the signature tone of Odd Schnozz and The Odd Squad. […] Culver’s clean lines heighten the action by ensuring each panel flows seamlessly from one to the next; never blurring the exposition making each twist and turn vibrantly clear.

EatGeekPlay

 “…[A] ton of fun. Great art, fun read.”

Comics Bulletin

“[A] fun and crazy adventure awaits you. Check it out!”

– Geek Hard

“…[S]uccessfully combine[s] two of my favorite things: music and graphic novels.  Bravo.”

AudioFuzz

Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad should be your squad goals. Right down to the garage band you wish you had in high school to the scooters that you and your crew can be cruising […]”

Pulp Cultured

“One of the most pleasant surprises all year was this digital first story about a high school punk band in Plano, Texas, that finds talking cyborg animals and a government conspiracy right before a big battle of the bands starts. […] Good for transitioning a music geek into a comics nerd.”

The Robot’s Voice

“[A] fun book [that] read very well. Hip but still fun [….] It felt like something I could watch my kids get into. Really really cool [….] I’ll be placing an order for it.

Black, White & Read All Over

“★★★★★”

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LISTS

The Best Comics Of 2015

-Den Of Geek

Recommended Titles For Young Adults (13+)

-Diamond Bookshelf

2017 Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List (grades 9-12)

-Texas Library Association

Comics We Crave List

– io9

Best Comics Of the Week

– Captain Blue Hen Comics

Recommended Trade Paperbacks

-Acme Comics

TRV’s Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Comics

-The Robot’s Voice

Top 50 Small Press Comics and Graphic Novels: June 2015

-Diamond Comics

PRESS

An In Depth Look at Jeffrey Burandt’s Graphic Novel Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad

– Popwrapped

Burandt, Culver Take Odd Schnozz From Digital To Print

– Comic Book Resources

It’s Rockers, Mad Science and a Soundtrack For Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad – Talking With Jeffrey Burandt

– Bleeding Cool

Jeffrey Burandt On Music In Comics With Oni Press

– The Beat

Author Incorporates Plano Elements In Graphic Novel

– Plano Star Courier

Americans UK Bring Sci-Fi Rock and Comics To Music Scene

– Greenpoint Star and Queens Ledger

PODCASTS

Comic Book Club on the Nerdist Network

Midtown Comics Podcast

Hurry Up And Wait!

Radio Free Hipster

Making Comics Gutter Talk

Let Me Touch Your Mind 6-29-15

Purchase Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad, written by Jeffrey Burandt, illustrated by Dennis Culver, colored by Ramon Villalobos, and published by Oni Press, from OddSchnozz.com, Midtown Comics, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ComiXology, Target, your local comic book store, or where ever books are sold.

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Hang Ten

A young man with scruffy cheeks and chin-length hair told me to hang ten today. He was what I can only describe as the surfer type, with matching attire as you might imagine. When I got home, I did exactly as he instructed: I hung ten.

After hanging the first five, I admit my satisfaction. Hanging another five seemed superfluous—but then I had never hung ten before, and had no experience by which to judge whether hanging five was in any way more appropriate than hanging a full ten. Besides, the young man had clearly told me to, “hang ten.” If anything, I consider myself to be diligent in my obligations to others. So, despite my own satisfaction, I continued the act of hanging.

Hanging the sixth was quite a different experience. I felt a distinct rush, not unlike brushing against someone you secretly admire, or spotting an enemy advancing towards you from across the street.  My breath shortened and blood quickened. That young man knew what he was talking about! I quickly hung a seventh.

By the eighth, I was reeling. My entire body—every freckle, every mole divided by a hair, every fingernail, wrinkle and tooth—my every part burned with erotic possibilities . But soon my reverie waned, so I hung a ninth. Alas, the bliss brought began to walk apace, stepping further in stride with each passing moment. Oh, that ninth hanging! Pure torture! Would the tenth return the sexual—no, no—the spiritual satisfaction that the eighth had provided for the seventh?  The seventh for the eighth?  Or would this hanging of ten simply cast me further from what I can only describe as a “sphere of  gratification?” Depressed, I sat in silence for many a moment, contemplating the various possibilities. My heart hung heavy while awaiting the act decision would bring. Not knowing what to do, I sat there, exhilaration fleeing my body, dispersing outwards into the chilly night. Shaking, I hung the tenth.

Nothing.

It was gone.

Several days later, I saw the surfer guy across the street and quickly advanced upon him. Meeting his eyes with my own, I uttered two distinct words. The surfer’s eyes widened with horror.