Hi there Sunshine is a brand new upcoming YA graphic novel by Keezy Younger ab0ut a boy looking for his boyfriend. “When Noah returns from a summer time at church camp, he’s shocked to find that his (secret) boyfriend Alex has gone lacking. Now Noah should now enlist the assistance of an unlikely group of nervous family and friends to seek out him.”
Keezy Younger posted to Twitter in regards to the information, saying “I can lastly announce my new story!! I have been engaged on this for a yr and I can not wait to share extra as a result of guess what!! It is actually good and I find it irresistible… Artwork! I am so excited I can submit artwork!!”
Keezy’s first graphic novel, Taproot–a narrative a few ghost and a gardener–debuted in September 2017 with Lion Forge (now Lion Forge-Oni Press) and has gained a number of awards, together with finest graphic novel by the Rainbow E-book Listing – GLBTQ Books for Youngsters and Teenagers 2017, Better of Greatest Photographs 2017 by Newsarama, The Texas Library Affiliation’s Maverick Studying Listing 2018, Greatest LGBT Graphic Novels of 2017 by The Advocate, and the Florida Authors & Publishers Affiliation award for finest cowl design (small format). In the meantime, By no means Heroes is an ongoing, serialized darkish journey webcomic printed by Hiveworks, and might be learn in full on-line. Self-published initiatives embody quick comics (The July Vogue Subject) and artwork books (Smoke, Onaskellis the Loneliest Demon). You could find out extra about these initiatives right here. You may also discover their work in anthologies equivalent to The Past Anthology Quantity 2, Carry Down the Sky, and The Dream Cluster, and Circadia, a comic book written by Jennifer Dugan. Keezy has additionally labored on covers for a lot of IDW, BOOM!, and Lion Forge sequence, together with Jem (Hasbro), Voltron (Dreamworks), and Over the Backyard Wall (Cartoon Community).
Hi there Sunshine has been picked up by Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown to be printed in 2025. Keezy Younger’s agent Kurestin Armada at Root Literary negotiated the deal.
Two years in the past, Little, Brown had the directive to broaden their graphic novel listing for years going forward, and appointed Andrea Colvin, previously of Lion Forge as editorial director, Graphic Publishing to just do that. Publishing new fiction and nonfiction graphic novels for a variety of ages, from early readers to younger adults. Little, Brown has been doubling-to-tripling their comedian ebook publishing line every scheduled yr since then, with Suggs one in every of a lot of beneficiaries of this publishing plan. It is one other signal of main development within the graphic novel market in bookstores, libraries and ebook gala’s, in addition to the higher vary in content material and comedian ebook kinds being printed. It is a good distance till the USA will get to the form of breadth and depth loved by Japan, Korea or France however it’s one in every of a lot of main strikes in that course.