The Bleeding Cool List Of Agents Selling Graphic Novels To Publishers

So this is what I have been doing, on and off, for the last two weeks. You're welcome. A compilation of every announced graphic novel from a major publisher over the last year-and-a-half, arranged by which agent negotiated the deal – if they did. The bookstore graphic novel market has been booming, and so many deals for 2022, 2023, and 2024 are being done through the lockdown and pandemic. Speaking with many major comic book creators wondering about projects out there, I discovered that most haven't even considered an agent and just try and use their own personal contacts and knowledge which they often find lacking. Here's an attempt to highlight the people working on comic book creators' behalf in what is an expanding graphic novel bookstore market. If you have any more sales to add in a similar format, mail them to richjohnston@bleedingcool.com and I will update this list. But for now, it's a start. And we can especially admire the work of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency, New Leaf Literary & Media, Transatlantic Agency, Maria Vicente at P.S. Literary Agency, Charlie Olsen, and Jessica Mileo at Inkwell Management, Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management, and Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary Agency. If you are a comic book creator they should all be on your list.

The Bleeding Cool List Of Agents Selling Graphic Novels To Publishers
The Bleeding Cool List Of Agents Selling Graphic Novels To Publishers

Adams Literary

Amy Rennert Agency

  • Stick & Stone: Friends Forever, early reader graphic novel series, by Beth Ferry and Tom Lichtenheld published by Kate O'Sullivan at HMH, Tom Lichtenheld's agent was Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency.

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Ayesha Pande Literary

Azantian Literary

The Bent Agency

Bookends

Bradford Literary

Bright Agency

 Britt Siess Creative Management

CAT Agency

Creative Authors

CRWN Studios

Curtis Brown

DeFiore And Company

Einstein Literary

Emerald City Literary

  • Blood City Rollers is the debut graphic novel from writer/artist team Veronica Park Anderson and Tatiana Hill, published by Liesa Abrams at Labyrinth Road. Mandy Hubbard at Emerald City Literary represented Veronica Park Anderson

Erin Murphy Literary

Ferley

Folio Literary

Full Circle Literary

  • Cabaret Macabre, new graphic novel by Mercedes Acosta, bought at auction by Kate Harrison for Dial, agent was Mercedes Acosta at Full Circle Literary.

Gallt and Zacker Literary Agency

The Gernert Co.

Hansen Literary Management

Hill Nadell Literary Agency

Holroyde Cartey Ltd. International

Howard Morhaim Literary

ICM Partners

Inkwell Management

Janklow & Nesbit

Janna Co.

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

  • Alex L. Combs nonfiction YA graphic novel, Trans History: A Graphic Novel sold at auction to Andrea Tompa at Candlewick, agent Zabé Ellor at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
  • Christina Soontornvat and Joanna Cacao sold two graphic novel memoirs, The Tryout and its sequel, The Squad, at auction, won by Tracy Mack at Scholastic/Graphix. Joanna Cacao's agent was Tara Gilbert at Jennifer De Chiara Literary
  • Author-illustrator Joanna Cacao's debut graphic novel The Secret Of Ravens, a Filipino -inspired middle-grade fantasy graphic novel, won at auction by Eloubeth Agyernang at Etch, Joanna Cacao's agent was Tara Gilbert at Jennifer De Chiara Literary

The Lisa Richards Agency

Liza Royce Agency

LK Literary

New Leaf Literary & Media

Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

Martin Literary & Media Management

McKinnon Literary

Nelson Literary Agency

Olswanger Literary

Painted Words

Pippin Properties

P.S. Literary Agency

Prospect Agency

Red Fox Literary

Root Literary

  • Sarah Sax's The Brinkley Yearbook, a series of middle-grade graphic novels, Picture Day, School Dance, Tryouts, Class Trip sold at auction to Marisa DiNovis at Knopf, agent was Molly O'Neill at Root Literary
  • Saving Sunshine new middle grade graphic novel by Saadia Faruqi and Shazleen Khan. published by Calista Brill and Samia Fakih at First Second, Shazleen Khan's agent was Kurestin Armada at Root Literary.
  • How It All Ends is the middle-grade graphic novel debut of Emma Hunsinger, the book and its sequel auctioned/bought by Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow, agent was Molly O'Neill at Root Literary.
  • Minh Lê's middle-grade graphic novel Enlighten Me drawn by Chan Chau to be published by Disney/Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown. Chan Chau's agent Molly O'Neill at Root Literary.
  • Minh Lê's middle-grade graphic novel The New Immortals, drawn by Jade Feng Lee to be published by Disney/Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown. Jade Feng Lee's agent Kurestin Armada, also at Root Literary.

Sandra Dijkstra Literary

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Stimola Literary Studio

Stonesong

Susan Schulman Literary

Tobias Literary Agency

Transatlantic Agency

Triada US

Trident Media Group

  • Breena Bard middle-grade graphic novel Wildfire published by Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown, agent was Alex Slater at Trident Media Group
  • Twelfth Grade Night and King Cheer, the first two Shakespeare-based YA graphic novels in the Arden High series by Molly Horton Booth, Stephanie Kate Strohm and Jamie Green, published by Kieran Viola and Rachel Stark at Disney-Hyperion. Agent Alex Slater at Trident Media Group represented Molly Horton Booth

Tugeau 2

Unter Agency

Wernick & Pratt

Westwood Creative Artists

Wolfson Literary Agency

Writers House

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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