Soliciting Graphic Novels

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MaelstromI’ve been writing a column over at the Kirkus Reviews Blog for a couple years now.  In that time, I’ve tried (and failed) to get on the various lists for review copies, so I decided it can’t hurt to ask here on the blog.

Quick schpeal:

If you are a publisher (or author, or editor) of Science Fiction or Fantasy themed Graphic Novels (not individual comic book issues), that are not superhero books (no Superman, Green Lantern, Avengers, etc.), and maybe have a literary tie-in (adaptations are awesome), please contact me.  I might be interested in reviewing your book for my column.

Also – if you are a reader and would like to suggest a book/title, please do so!

Longer schpeal:

I am not looking for your mainstream superhero titles.  Specifically, no Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Avengers, Justice League, Hulk, etc. and so on.  I have done a little of that, but usually as tie-ins to upcoming movies.

I am really looking for literary tie-ins.  Adaptations would be great.  So far, I’ve done Stephen King (The Gunslinger (Dark Tower)), L. Frank Baum (Dorothy and The Wizard in Oz), Robert E. Howard (Savage Sword: Volume One), H.P. Lovecraft (The Lovecraft Anthology), Madeleine L’Engle (A Wrinkle in Time), Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files), George R. R. Martin (A Game of Thrones) and Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time).  That’s the short list.  Please click over to the Kirkus Blog to see the rest.

Upcoming titles include books from Gail Carriger, Rick Riordan and Doug TenNapel.

Please contact me if you would like to see your titles enter the queue.  I can’t guarantee a review, but I’d love to expand the pool of options.