Anne Camlin and Isadora Zeferino have just sold the rights to a graphic novel queer modern retelling of Jane Austen's Emma as Mismatched.
Camlin is a New York-based writer of fiction and comics. including the young adult novel, Young Magic and has had comics and prose work featured by Lucky Juice Press and Sparkler Magazine. She is also a gaming writer, working on the upcoming romance adventure Seventh Circle. Zeferino is a Brazilian illustrator working in animation, visual development, children's books, advertising, and editorial. This time last year, she talked about working on her first graphic novel pitch. Mismatched appears to be the result, a first graphic novel for both of them, aimed at the young adult readers market that has boomed in graphic novels of late.
Mismatched is set in a high school in Queens where the president of the school's GSA club fancies himself just the matchmaker his friends need. Bought by Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown has, the book will be published in 2023. Britt Siess at Martin Literary & Media Management was the agents for both creators.
Zeferino also found amusing, tweeting on line, that she was getting congratulations from her extended family on the deal announced in Publisher's Weekly, without them knowing what the word "queer" meant. "Nothing beats having an aunt who barely talks to you and voted for your far-right president sharing your QUEER JANE AUSTEN RETELLING GN and saying she always knew you'd go places." She also shared a sneak peek at how Mismatched may be looking. Or course, it maybe some time until you get to see any more, the pair have been keeping this secret for quite a considerable period of time.