Kathleen Gros is a cartoonist living in Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the creator behind the upcoming graphic novel Jo: An Adaptation of Little Women (Sort Of) from HarperCollins in September.
Well, Gros seems to have now sold a thematic graphic novel sequel (sort of) with Anne, a contemporary middle-grade graphic novel inspired by the classic Anne Of Green Gables. The graphic novel Anne follows "feisty red-haired Anne, who finally finds the perfect foster family and confronts her perhaps more-than-platonic feelings for her new best friend Diana". The book has been acquired by Alexandra Cooper to be published by HarperCollins imprint, Quill Tree. It will be followed by another graphic novel by Gros for Quill Tree, Carousel Summer. The second graphic novel focuses on the character Lucy, "who is facing a long and lonely summer until she meets Anaïs, the daughter of a visiting artist, and learns there's more going on in her town than she originally thought—and more to her feelings for Anaïs than just friendship."
Publication is planned for summer 2022 for Anne and summer 2024 for Carousel Summer and Gros agent Elizabeth Bennett at Transatlantic Agency negotiated the deal.
Gros is also known for comic books Last Night at Wyrmwood High from Cloudscape Comics, 2015, and the digital still-ongoing comic book Lunar Maladies. She graduated with a BFA in Illustration from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2015 & teaches comics in the Continuing Studies program at Langara and is also the current secretary of the Vancouver- based charitable organization, Cloudscape.
Quill Tree was launched in January, with picture books by Michael Chabon and Neil Gaiman, a graphic novel by Jerry Craft, a middle-grade novel by Saadia Faruqi, and YA novels by Z Brewer, Jessie Ann Foley, Anica Mrose Rissi, Neal Shusterman, and Nina Varela.