Hello Sunshine is a brand new upcoming YA graphic novel by Keezy Young ab0ut a boy in quest of his boyfriend. “When Noah returns from a summer at church camp, he is shocked to discover that his (secret) boyfriend Alex has gone missing. Now Noah must now enlist the help of an unlikely team of worried friends and family to find him.”
Keezy Young posted to Twitter concerning the information, saying “I can finally announce my new story!! I’ve been working on this for a year and I can’t wait to share more because guess what!! It’s really good and I love it… Art! I’m so excited I can post art!!”
Keezy’s first graphic novel, Taproot–a narrative a couple of ghost and a gardener–debuted in September 2017 with Lion Forge (now Lion Forge-Oni Press) and has received a number of awards, together with best graphic novel by the Rainbow Book List – GLBTQ Books for Children and Teens 2017, Best of Best Shots 2017 by Newsarama, The Texas Library Association’s Maverick Reading List 2018, Best LGBT Graphic Novels of 2017 by The Advocate, and the Florida Authors & Publishers Association award for best cover design (small format). Meanwhile, Never Heroes is an ongoing, serialized darkish journey webcomic revealed by Hiveworks, and will be learn in full on-line. Self-published initiatives embrace quick comics (The July Fashion Issue) and artwork books (Smoke, Onaskellis the Loneliest Demon). You can discover out extra about these initiatives here. You may discover their work in anthologies equivalent to The Beyond Anthology Volume 2, Bring Down the Sky, and The Dream Cluster, and Circadia, a comic book written by Jennifer Dugan. Keezy has additionally labored on covers for plenty of IDW, BOOM!, and Lion Forge collection, together with Jem (Hasbro), Voltron (Dreamworks), and Over the Garden Wall (Cartoon Network).
Hello Sunshine has been picked up by Andrea Colvin at Little, Brown to be revealed in 2025. Keezy Young’s agent Kurestin Armada at Root Literary negotiated the deal.
Two years in the past, Little, Brown had the directive to develop their graphic novel record for years going forward, and appointed Andrea Colvin, previously of Lion Forge as editorial director, Graphic Publishing to do exactly 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 e-book publishing line every scheduled 12 months since then, with Suggs one among plenty of beneficiaries of this publishing plan. It’s one other signal of main development within the graphic novel market in bookstores, libraries and e-book festivals, in addition to the larger vary in content material and comedian e-book kinds being revealed. It’s a great distance till the USA will get to the sort of breadth and depth loved by Japan, Korea or France however it’s one among plenty of main strikes in that course.