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Jimmy Gownley (b. 1972) is an American comic book writer/artist best known for his award winning comic book Amelia Rules. He grew up in the small town of Girardville, Pennsylvania and started to write and draw his own comics at an early age. His first published work was Shades of Gray, which he self-published. Two issues (#0 and #1), self-distributed in an edition of about 100 copies, were published in 1988-89 while the artist was still in high school. Twelve additional issues, starting over with #1 (1993) and titled Shades of Gray Comics and Stories, had national distribution in the low thousands of copies, with color covers and black and white interior art. Gownley called his publishing company Lady Luck, Ltd.

In 1998, Gownley published a Shades of Gray graphic novel, titled Fiction, Part One. Included with the graphic novel was a CD of songs, purportedly written and sung by the characters, actually written by Gownley, and performed by a group of hired musicians. Fiction ends on a cliffhanger, but as of 2008 no Part Two has appeared. Instead, Gownley turned to a new set of characters with Amelia Rules.

The first four issues of Shades of Gray were collected in 1995, in a trade paperback titled Days to Remember, and all 12 issues were collected in 2006 in Black and White Life.

Jimmy Gownley has always had a close circle of admirers, but with the publication of Amelia Rules starting in 2001, he began to receive national recognition, with favorable reviews in Library Journal. Four graphic novel collections of Amelia Rules! were released under Gownley's self-publishing label Renaissance Press.

The publishing rights to Amelia Rules! were purchased by Simon & Schuster in 2008. The 8-book deal would re-publish the first four Amelia Rules! books and see the release of four new ones.

In May, 2009, Atheneum, an imprint of Simon and Schuster began re-releasing the first four volumes of Amelia Rules!: The Whole World's Crazy, What Makes You Happy, Superheroes, and When The Past Is A Present. They also released a re-packaged version of the holiday story (found in The Whole World's Crazy), entitled A Very Ninja Christmas.

"Amelia Rules!: The Tweenage Guide To Not Being Unpopular" was released in April 2010. "True Things (Adults Don't Want Kids To Know)" is set for an October, 2010 release.

Gownley travels around the country talking to students, teachers, and librarians about the creative process and the art of cartooning. He has been an Artist-In-Residence at the Museum of Cartoon Art and The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center.

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Total Books: 51
The Dumbest Idea Ever
2014 - The Dumbest Idea Ever (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780545453462
ISBN-10: 0545453461
Genre: Children's Books
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Her Permanent Record
2012 - Her Permanent Record [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416986140
ISBN-10: 1416986146
Genre: Children's Books
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Superheroes
2011 - Superheroes [Amelia Rules] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781442445406
ISBN-10: 1442445408
Genre: Children's Books
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When the Past Is a Present
2011 - When the Past Is a Present [Amelia Rules!] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781442445413
ISBN-10: 1442445416
Genre: Children's Books
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The Meaning of Life    and Other Stuff
2011 - The Meaning of Life and Other Stuff [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416986126
ISBN-10: 141698612X
Genre: Children's Books
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True Things
2010 - True Things [Adults Don't Want Kids to Know - Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416986096
ISBN-10: 141698609X
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Tweenage Guide To Not Being Unpopular
2010 - The Tweenage Guide to Not Being Unpopular [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606232654
ISBN-10: 0606232656
Genre: Children's Books
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A Very Ninja Christmas
2009 - A Very Ninja Christmas [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416989592
ISBN-10: 1416989595
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
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What Makes You Happy
2009 - What Makes You Happy [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416986058
ISBN-10: 1416986057
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Whole World's Crazy
2009 - The Whole World's Crazy [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition - Amelia Rules] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780606145121
ISBN-10: 0606145125
Genre: Children's Books
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Amelia Rules Funny Stories  Vol 1
2008 - Amelia Rules Funny Stories Vol 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780979605208
ISBN-10: 0979605202
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 6

Amelia Rules Book 3 Super Heroes 3
2008 - Amelia Rules Book 3 Super Heroes 3 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781596878303
ISBN-10: 1596878304
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Amelia Rules Volume 4 When The Past Is A Present
2007 - Amelia Rules Volume 4 When the Past Is a Present [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780971216990
ISBN-10: 0971216991
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 2

Amelia Rules Volume 1 The Whole World's Crazy
2006 - Amelia Rules Volume 1 the Whole World's Crazy [Amelia Rules!] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780971216938
ISBN-10: 0971216932
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Amelia Rules Volume 2 What Makes You Happy
2006 - Amelia Rules Volume 2 What Makes You Happy [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780971216945
ISBN-10: 0971216940
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 1

Amelia Rules Volume 3 Superheroes
2006 - Amelia Rules Volume 3 Superheroes [Amelia Rules!] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780971216976
ISBN-10: 0971216975
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Amelia Rules Volume 2  What Makes You Happy
2004 - Amelia Rules Volume 2 What Makes You Happy [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781596878013
ISBN-10: 1596878010
Genre: Children's Books
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Amelia Rules Book 2 What Makes You Happy
2004 - Amelia Rules Book 2 What Makes You Happy [Amelia Rules] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743479097
ISBN-10: 0743479092
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Amelia Rules Book 1 The Whole World's Crazy
2003 - Amelia Rules Book 1 the Whole World's Crazy [Amelia Rules!] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743475037
ISBN-10: 0743475038
Genres: Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

Amelia Vs the Sneeze Barf
Amelia Vs the Sneeze Barf [Amelia Rules!] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781599617879
ISBN-10: 1599617870
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Amelia and the Gym Class System
Amelia and the Gym Class System [Amelia Rules!] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781599617886
ISBN-10: 1599617889
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