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Deborah Underwood & BioShock Art Director Create Kids Graphic Novels
Deborah Underwood's agent Erin Murphy at Erin Murphy Literary Agency and Jorge Lacera's agent John Cusick at Folio Jr./Folio Literary Management negotiated the deal. Clarion is a children's imprint owned by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a publisher based in Boston's Financial District that focuses on textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for[...]
Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips & Dragons Don't Cook Pizza Get Comics
Marcia Thornton Jones and Debbie Dadey's agent Marie Lamba at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency negotiated the deal for graphic novels, and Rafer represented herself. The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids is a supernatural children's book series In each story, the Bailey School kids encounter a relatively innocuous character such as a school teacher,[...]
Eric Lide Sells Debut Graphic Novel Champion Of Draeland for 6 Figures
Eric Lide's agent Tori Sharp at the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency handled the two-book deal for world rights. Eric Lide Sells Debut Graphic Novel Champion Of Draeland for 6 Figures   Union Square Publishing is the publishing wing of Barnes & Noble, named after the location of their flagship store They state that Union Square was founded[...]
 League of Littles by Casey Lyall 
Thrilled to be working with @MarthaMihalick and @GreenwillowBook again and big thanks to @mollykh! Can't wait for 2025! Ken Niimura added "Can't wait to show what @CKLyall and I are working on! Coming out in 2025, through @GreenwillowBook, thanks to @MarthaMihalick & @chadwbecks! Hoping to make a book that young siblings all over the world can[...]
The House Outside Hart Creek
When she teams up with a local folklore nerd, their sleuthing leads to the discovery that she comes from a long line of witches. Paige Hender's New YA Graphic Novel, The House Outside Hart Creek For 2026 Paige Hender tweeted "It's Publishers Weekly day and that means I'm allowed to officially announce my YA graphic novel THE[...]
A Rubik's Cube Movie is Officially In Development
And now Lucky Scramble! Nancy Mercado at Dial has bought North American publishing rights to Lucky Scramble, from Peter Raymundo's agent Daniel Lazar at Writers House to be published in the autumn of 2023. Dial is an imprint owned by Penguin Books USA (but then again, isn't everyone these days?) and which publishes books for children young and old[...]
Wolfwalkers' Samuel Sattin Adapts Song of the Sea & Secret of Kells
Samuel Sattin's agent Dara Hyde at Hill Nadell Literary Agency sold world rights. Here is how Wolfwalkers from 2020 looked, ad was described, for comparison   An enchanting graphic novel about a feud, a friendship, and two girls forever changed Based on the beautifully hand-crafted animated adventure, WolfWalkers, this graphic novel features an introduction and exclusive original[...]
 Tori Tadiar Auctions Debut Middle Grade Graphic Novel., Highsummer
Tori Tadiar's agent Britt Siess at Britt Siess Creative Management did the three-book deal for world English rights. Hyperion Books was founded in 1990 from scratch with no backlist under Disney's then-C.E.O. Michael Eisner and Robert S Miller Hyperion's strategy was to not purchase backlists, but to go after newer or lesser-known authors and to "capitalize on Disney talent[...]
 Luminous Beings by David Arnold & Jose Pimienta
Someday, I'll tell the story of how (why?) I spent 6 months during early lockdown writing a screenplay about zombie squirrels (but not really *about* zombie squirrels, zombie squirrels are more the *setting,* y'know?), but for now… Huge thanks to @danapotter1 & everyone at @penguinteen, and also to @danlazaragent for his unwavering guidance in the[...]
 The Miraculous Vanishing of Lake Peigneur by Allan Wolf and Jose Pimienta
Allan Wolf represented himself, while Jose Pimienta's agent Elizabeth Bennett at Transatlantic Agency negotiated the deal.  The Miraculous Vanishing of Lake Peigneur: The Real True Story of a Lake That Disappeared by Allan Wolf and Jose Pimienta is a new nonfiction middle grade graphic novel It tells the story of "the 1980 disaster when a[...]
What's Cooking, Arlo?, A New Graphic Novel Series by Kimberly Gee
 Kimberly Gee is the author of Mine Mine Mine Yours, Sad Sad Bear, Up, Up, Up, Down!, Glad, Glad Bear!, Mad, Mad Bear!, Today With Meg And Ted and illustrator of The Class. Kimberly Gee's agent Kelly Sonnack at Andrea Brown Literary Agency brokered the deal for world rights What's Cooking, Arlo? has been picked up[...]
Lone by Angie Hewitt angi_hewitt
Angie Hewitt's agent Maria Vicente at P.S Literary Agency negotiated the deal Wonderbound is the middle grade and young adult publishing imprint of Vault Comics which states that "Every Wonderbound book is a ticket to a land of wonder, inviting you to leave behind the ordinary and explore a world of magic, marvels, and mysteries[...]
Dragon vs. Unicorn by P.J. Hoover 
J.Hoover's agent Jacqui Lipton at Raven Quill Literary Agency negotiated the deal. Kids Can Press is a leading Canadian-owned children's book publisher, a Corus Entertainment company, and the home of global brands such as Franklin the Turtle, Scaredy Squirrel and CitizenKid, with a library of more than 600 titles Raven Quill Literary Agency was founded in[...]
Dave Roman Sells Three Unicorn Boy Graphic Novels To First Second
Dave Roman's agent Linda Pratt at Wernick & Pratt negotiated the deal for world rights Dave Roman tweeted "My next book series, Unicorn Boy has officially been announced Featuring colors by the amazing @heatherdrawingz! It won't be in stores for a while but hopefully I can share progress sneak peeks along the way @01firstsecond @mackidsbooks[...]