NewsPrints, written and illustrated by Ru Xu, was published in 2017 by Graphix/Scholastic.
NewsPrints is very very cute. The main character is cute, the animal sidekicks are cute, the relationships are cute, the artwork is really freaking cute. I will read the next book just to get more cute.
NewsPrints is also more than cute, of course – but not quite as much as I was hoping. There are elements of feminism, hints of transexuality, and little teases of a much larger story, but in the end this is a simple story with very cute artwork. Although I love that Xu is hinting at broader and deeper themes, I hope she takes more of a leap in the next volume.