The Spy Who Raised Me

  • Ted Anderson
  • Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
  • 07/07/2021
  • ISBN: 9781541532403

RRP: $61.99 (Inc. GST)


A YA graphic novel that asks the question, “What if you realised you had all the talents of a super spy?” and gives a riotous, surprising answer.

Some parents want their children to turn out just like them. Only a few secretly turn their kids into elite special operatives. Josie Black can infiltrate any building, speak a dozen languages, and fight like a martial arts master. But no one told her that. After J.B. detects gaps in her memory, her mom reveals the truth: she works for a covert agency, and she’s given J.B. the skills of a super spy. After J.B. freaks out, runs off, and tries to escape the weird world of espionage, she’ll have to decide who she wants to be.

  • Hilarious satire about the demands parents place on children
  • Super spy action and adventure
  • Playful two-toned artwork

About the author

Ted Anderson is a librarian, educator, and comics writer from Minnesota. He has written licensed and creator-owned comics for multiple publishers, including BOOM! Studios, IDW Publishing, and Aftershock Comics. He lives in Minneapolis with several plants and zero regrets. To the best of his knowledge, he is not an internationally renowned spy.

About the illustrator

Gianna Meola is a freelance illustrator and cartoonist from New York, currently living in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Comics for Choice and Group Chat. She also draws storyboards and makes prints. In her spare time, she likes to volunteer with animals. Her website is

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