Yesterday, Drawn & Quarterly announced it is publishing Rookie Yearbook One, the first print publication for U.S. editor, writer, and style icon Tavi Gevinson.
At 16 years old, Gevinson is Drawn & Quarterly’s youngest author. Anyone who follows fashion closely is aware of the blogger, who started her personal website Style Rookie in 2008, at the grand age of 11. Within a few years, Gevinson became a fixture on the fashion circuit, earning a coveted seat beside Vogue editor Anna Wintour at New York Fashion Week. But Gevinson had an editorial vision beyond fashion. In 2011, she launched Rookie, a website targeted at teenage girls that covers fashion, style, music, and pop culture, but also social issues such as feminism, body image, and self-esteem.
Filling a void for smart content aimed at a younger, female audience, the site received over 1 million page views in its first week and has attracted contributors and appearances by Miranda July, David Sedaris, Ira Glass, Daniel Clowes, and other popular writers, actors, and musicians.
Rookie Yearbook One collects articles that appeared on the website from September 2011 to May 2012, and includes collage illustrations by D&Q author Sonja Ahlers, also a regular Rookie contributor.
The 296-page paperback will be available September 2012.