Saturday, January 17

Updates and News

So I know that I haven't posted anything significant for several months now.  I do apologize. Between my full time job, client project and the redesign of my personal portfolio site, I don't have a lot of time on my hands for anything. I can feel art need building and I've been taking notes to keep all the ideas I'm having organized.

So today i thought I would share some recent news and a useful link I found.

Cool news first.
 Many of you have already heard but I am now the proud owner of a new macbook pro.  Her name is Audacity in memory of my old computer which, though she continues to try to stumble along is really ready to go out to pasture.
I'm of course completely in love and I expect I'll be posting links to cool new tools I've discovered soon.

What you need to remember to design a portfolio website.
I've been talking to a lot of people recently who want to get their portfolio site up.  I would like to offer up my services of course but I also thought that this website might be really useful.

Friday, January 9

Graphic Novel Literary Agents

This is not my list but its absolutely amazing so I thought I would make an archive copy of it because as I said.  AMAZING!
You can check out the post I found it on here

This is something all comic book artists should take a look at.

Graphic Novel Literary Agents
I know Colleen Doran posted a list of literary agents that represent graphic novels a few months ago, but in going through the list, quite a few of the names have now retired or moved on, and others represent only graphic art/coffee table books (the search sites she used have misleading keywords), or nothing resembling graphic novels at all... or they don't take unsolicited queries.
Of course, you only find out after getting really excited by someone's client list, and then you see they only take on new names by personal recommendation! Not too helpful if you want to be actively trying to find an agent.

So I thought I'd post my own list of agencies I found (or were mentioned to me!) over the five months I sent out queries. I hope it helps. Every agency on this list has mentioned an interest in graphic novels either on their website or their blog-- no second-hand info.

Agents I've queried:

Andrea Brown Literary Agency: Laura Rennert

Baker's Mark
Represents a number of creators with books coming out from First Second.

Bliss Literary: Jenoyne Adams - Jenoyne Adams

Bob Mecoy Literary Agency

Represents Tintin Pantoja, Jim Ottaviani.

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency: Jeff Moores

FinePrint Literary Management: Colleen Lindsay
Represents the infamous Niki Smith. ;/
"Director of Publicity for Del Rey Books" and "instrumental in the successful launch and promotion of the Del Rey Manga program."

Fox Literary: Diana Fox

Full Circle Literary

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency: Katie Menick

Lippincott Massie McQuilkin: Rob McQuilkin

Objective Entertainment: Elizabeth Jote, Brendan Daneen
Represents Shooting War, others.

Prospect Agency: Vivian Chum

Robert Astle & Associates Literary Management

Stimola Literary Studio: Rosemary Stimola

Susan Rabiner Literary Agency: Holly Bemiss, Sydelle Kramer
Represent Alison Bechdel, Lucy Knisley, Harvey Pekar.

Transatlantic Literary Agency: Samantha Haywood
Represents Drawn & Quarterly and others.

Trident Media Group: Scott Miller

Veritas Literary Agency: Katherine Boyle

Wendy Sherman Associates, Inc: Michelle Brower

William Morris Agency: Evan Goldfried
Represents "Best American Comics 2006 contributors Joel Priddy, Lilli Carre, and Alex Robinson."

Writers House: Daniel Lazar
Agency represents Neil Gaiman.

Others: Agencies I never got to or didn't query for other reasons (I went with email queries first, they want exclusives only, etc).

Frances Goldin Literary Agency: Sam Stoloff
Agency represents Rutu Modan.

The Literary Group: Jaimee Garbacik

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency: Kelly Sonnack

Sheldon Fogelman Agency: Sean McCarthy

The Zack Company, Inc

Agencies that don't take unsolicited queries: ...but you might want to know about just to know they're out there.

Judith Hansen
Represents a very many comic artists whose work I adore, but I don't have a list of names.

Kitchen, Lind & Associates

David Hale Smith Literary
Represents Jill Thompson, Greg Rucka, others.