Recent Graphic Novel Deals, Early September 2023

Not So Shoujo Love Story by Curryuku
  • Izaak and the Doctor, by Amanda West Lewis and Abigail Rajunov, set in Warsaw between the two World Wars and inspired by true stories about Dr. Korczak, who gave orphans in his care a say in the decisions affecting them, Kids Can Press, fall 2025
  • Lunch, by Heather Nuhfer and Patricia Daguisan, in which a girl can read thoughts when eating the same meal, a situation that gives her more understanding of the worries everyone has on the first day of school, First Second, spring 2026
  • The New Girl, by Cassandra Calin, debut based on the Instagram-popular author’s own experience immigrating from Romania to Canada, Scholastic/Graphix, summer 2025
  • Not So Shoujo Love Story, by Curryuku, a four-book series based on the webcomic about a tomboy seeking the perfect high school romance for herself, Viz Media, 2025
  • Petectives, by Jason Platt, a three-book series in which Purrlock and Marlowe work to defeat Meowiarty, Papercutz, spring 2025

Source: Publishers Weekly Rights Report, September 4 and September 11

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Johanna Draper Carlson has been reviewing comics for over 20 years. She manages, the longest-running independent review site online that covers all genres of comic books, graphic novels, and manga. She has an MA in popular culture, studying online fandom, and was previously, among many other things, webmaster for DC Comics. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

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