Meet Kal and Cosmo, on Kloud 9, coming to a bookstore or comic shop near you – in a couple of years, anyway. IDW Publishing is getting into the YA graphic novel line, with a new three-book deal for AJ O. Mason and Dominic Bustamante's new graphic novel series Kloud 9. The pitch was bought by Erika Turner at IDW, for publication in 2023. Kloud 9 is a "queer space opera is about Kal, a lonely orphan trying to keep himself afloat with odd jobs, and Cosmo, an extraterrestrial Star Soldier. After falling in love, the two are forced to go on the run and flee the solar system, joined by a motley crew. And our friendly neighbourhood agent Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management represented AJ O. Mason and Dominic Bustamante for world rights.
AJ O. Mason tweeted out "In late 2020, @Dommnics and I were looking through the recent deals for graphic novels, dreaming of getting our names on there someday… It's now a few months later, and with the help of our amazing agent @BrittSiess, KLOUD 9 will be getting published by @IDWPublishing!" Maybe you could find similar inspiration at this link? Dominic Bustamante added "Gonna be a couple years with this! SO grateful for this opportunity. This story has become such a source of joy for me @AJOMasonWriter Thank you for being RIGHT THERE with me through this!!! Thank you @BrittSiess for being an absolute boss + having our backs!!!! #KLOUD9"
Founded in 2020, Britt Siess Creative Management is a Seattle-based full-service literary agency with an emphasis on graphic novels and illustration. IDW Publishing based in San Diego was founded in 1999 as the publishing division of Idea and Design Works. The company is perhaps best known for its licensed comic book adaptations of movies, television shows, video games, and cartoons, as well as originated the likes of Locke & Key.