Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom Announce Dream Jumper Graphic Novel Series

Posted on July 18, 2015

Cover of Dream Jumper Nightmare Escape by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom

Scholastic has announced it is publishing a full-color graphic novel series called Dream Jumper. The graphic novels are co-written by Greg Grunberg and Lucas Turnbloom with illustrations by Turnbloom.

The novel also includes a foreword from Grunberg's childhood friend, director J.J. Abrams. Grunberg also has a role in the upcoming Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which is directed by Abrams.

The series is aimed at readers ages 8-12. It follows a boy, named Ben, who discovers he has an amazing ability. He can jump into other people's dreams. This ability enables him to save his friends when they start being attacked by an evil dream monster that prevents them from waking up. The idea for the series came from a dream Grunberg's 12-year-old son had.

Grunberg says in a statement, "Lucas and I met at San Diego Comic-Con. We hit it off immediately and knew we wanted to create something together. When my 12 year-old son Ben described a dream he had about a boy who could jump in and out of his friends' nightmares to help them fight off bad guys and monsters, it sounded like a really relatable and exciting world to build a graphic novel and I immediately thought of Lucas."

Turnbloom says, "That initial brainstorming session was so full of endless story possibilities and wonderful ideas that we knew this was the project for us, and publishing Dream Jumper with Graphix is perfect because Graphix is the ultimate destination for kids and comics."

The first book in the series, Dream Jumper: Nightmare Escape, will be published on June 28, 2016.

Photo: Scholastic