As announced last month, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl artist Erica Henderson is leaving the title to persue creator-owned work, though she will still be doing covers for the book. Henderson has been with Squirrel Girl since she became "unbeatable" and helped to define the look and style of the character.
With Henderson's tenure on the book over with tomorrow's release of Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #31, so who will be taking over the book's artistic reins? Well, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North had a charming answer to that…
ANNOUNCEMENT: the incredible @EricaFails is leaving @unbeatablesg to pursue some awesome creator-owned work, the amazing @derek_charm is taking over for the next arc, and you can read all about it here!https://t.co/Qj1dtvbj0a— (@ryanqnorth) April 10, 2018
Derek Charm will Squirrel Girl's artist starting with issue #32 for at least an arc. Charm is no stranger to North, having worked with him on Jughead, for which he won an Eisner Award.
Jughead #9 cover by Derek Charm
No artwork from Charm's Unbeatable Squirrel Girl has been released yet, but he seems to be moving along fine…
Late to this announcement but now I can tell you it’s because I was drawing my second issue of Squirrel Girl! https://t.co/L407dPfoOD— Derek Charm (@derek_charm) April 10, 2018
And he sure knows how to live up to his name and keep a job…
Also @ryanqnorth is very funny and wonderful AS ALWAYS and I’m so happy to be working with him again— Derek Charm (@derek_charm) April 10, 2018
North also provided some information on what he and Charm's arc will be about:
"The next story brings us back to the beginning with Kraven the Hunter. Squirrel Girl has always found the good in everyone - even Kraven! - and because of her he's had this really redemptive arc in our book, since our first issue. But he hasn't always walked the straight and narrow - even after knowing Doreen - and this will be a story exploring that. Also, they get locked in a deadly escape room and Howard the Duck is there too! And that's just the first issue, actually."
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #32 (apparently not a "Fresh Start" title) with new arc artist Derek Charm, is a lock for May.