Recently, DC Comics send their kids graphic novel Diana, Princess Of The Amazons, drawn by Victoria Ying, back to second printing after a fast sell-out of the first printing, It was notable by its absence in this boxset, DC Comics simply didn't have any copies to spare. It can't have hurt Ying's ability to get her new YA graphic novel Hungry Ghost snapped up at auction by Calista Brill at First Second,
The book follows Valerie Chu as she grows up with an eating disorder in her Chinese-American family, navigates great loss, and ultimately comes to terms with how sometimes those you love most can hurt you most.
01: First Second will publish Hungry Ghost in 2023. Ying was represented by Jennifer Azantian at Azantian Literary Agency.
#AcquisitionNews! @01FirstSecond has acquired @victoriaying's YA graphic novel, #HungryGhost, which follows Valerie Chu growing up with an eating disorder in her Chinese American family and realizing how those you love most can hurt you just as much. https://t.co/RiYRutZZSZ pic.twitter.com/4gArtbyNUN
— First Second Books (@01FirstSecond) March 3, 2020
Wow! What a day for news!! My newest book deal has been announced. I can't wait to work the fantastic team at First Second for this deeply personal book. https://t.co/tXZlkQqv6b
— Victoria Ying – Diana Princess of the Amazons! (@victoriaying) February 27, 2020