Anna Kopp is best known as the creator of unofficial Minecraft graphic novels, such as the Smasher And Waffles series. She has now sold her new graphic novel The Marble Queen, drawn by Gabrielle Kari, to Brett Israel at Dark Horse. Anna Kopp tweeted out;
I'm thrilled to announce that my sapphic YA F graphic novel The Marble Queen is being published by @darkhorsecomics next year! I'm still in awe that the incredible @gabriellemkari
is bringing this story to life, and that soon I'll get to hold the book of my heart in my hands.
Some of you may remember me pitching The Marble Queen in #DVpit back in 2016, from which I got my amazing agent @draper_claire. Despite SO MANY setbacks, Claire never stopped believing in it, and I will be forever grateful for their support in this journey.
I wrote The Marble Queen in 2016. Signed with Claire in 2017. On sub all through 2018. Got the offer in 2019. Got an illustrator in 2020. And only now, almost 5 years later, I can finally say it's coming!
So what to expect from The Marble Queen? -Magic island full of queers with swords -All your sapphic fantasy princess dreams -#ownvoices queer and mental illness rep -Squee-worthy romance -Heart-wrenching betrayals (sorry not sorry) -Did I mention all the queers?
Oh and if anyone wants to get sneak peeks and updates on The Marble Queen, I have a mailing list!
One to which I have just signed up. The Marble Queen is described as "a sapphic YA graphic novel with sword fighting, political intrigue, and magic, where the princess needs a marriage alliance for the welfare of her people, but she unknowingly accepts a proposal from a mysterious kingdom, not from the prince but the recently coronated queen." It will be published in the autumn of fall 2022 by Dark Horse and, yet again, Claire Draper at the Bent Agency handled the deal for world rights. Other recent deals from Claire Draper include Samantha Benc's Last Ship To Mars and Another Kind by Cait May and Trevor Bream.