Soup by Oliver Gerlach and Kelsi Jo Silva is a brand new YA graphic novel that tells the story of Soup, a prepare dinner in a fantasy world who discovers her boss’s villainous grip over her beloved city and decides it is time to dismantle his energy by a magical cooking competitors. Oliver Gerlach is an Edinburgh-based author of videogames and comics, equivalent to Younger Males In Love and Crimson Sonja, and Kelsi Jo Silva is an artist and comedian illustrator at present primarily based out of Denver, Colorado.
Charlie Ilgunas at Little Bee Books/Yellow Jacket has acquired North American rights to Soup, to be revealed for the autumn of 2024.
Yellow Jacket is an imprint of Little Bee Books, is a middle-grade writer of sequence and standalone titles for ages 8 by 14, masking an array of genres together with humor, historic fiction, magical realism, coming-of-age tales, graphic novels, and rather more. Little Bee Books, was the U.S. youngsters’s publishing unit of the Bonnier Swedish publishing conglomerate, purchased out by their CEO Shimul Tolia and CFO Thomas Morgan. Distribution can be by Simon & Schuster.
Oliver Gerlach and Kelsi Jo Silva’s agent Stephanie Winter at P.S. Literary negotiated the deal. Stephanie Winter is an affiliate agent at PSLA who first joined the company as an intern earlier than turning into the company’s relations assistant. Stephanie holds a B.A. from the College of Toronto in English Literature and an M.A. in English: Points in Trendy Tradition from College Faculty London. She says that she is in search of numerous, inclusive voices in a wide range of areas and notably appreciates sturdy characters who bend stereotypes, genders, and extra.
The enlargement of youngsters’s graphic novels is fuelling all method of publishers extending into the comics medium. Proper now it looks as if an infinite market that’s being tapped into, and creating longstanding comedian ebook readers for many years to come back. It’s not for nothing that youngsters graphic novels in bookstores are being known as the newsstand of the twenty-first century, and the long run readers of the medium are being fashioned and created proper right here, proper now.