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D+Q Announces New Tomine GN, Foreign Rights Agent & UK Deals

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D+Q Announces New Tomine GN, Foreign Rights Agent & UK Deals

Official Press Release

Drawn & Quarterly has entered into agreement with Samantha Haywood of the Transatlantic Literary Agency to be the exclusive representative of D+Q’s list outside of North America, resulting in the procurement of two book deals for D+Q cartoonists Adrian Tomine and Seth. UK commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Seth’s WIMBLEDON GREEN and IT’S A GOOD LIFE IF YOU DON’T WEAKEN have been granted to Dan Franklin of Jonathan Cape and UK commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) to Adrian Tomine’s SLEEPWALK, SUMMER BLONDE and the next untitled graphic novel (2007) to Angus Cargill of Faber & Faber.

“Meeting with Samantha was fortuitous for D+Q, as we knew that our titles would do well in the UK,” said Chris Oliveros, President & Publisher–Drawn & Quarterly. “She immediately recognized the quality of our titles and their potential in other markets.”

“I knew from the start that D+Q’s list would do very well but the reception at Frankfurt even exceeded my own expectations. If anything it’s a matter of just keeping up with the demand now, especially in Europe and Asia. These terrific UK deals are just the beginning.” Samantha Haywood.

Tomine’s next graphic novel is currently being serialized in issues 9-11 of his comic book series OPTIC NERVE. The collection, which has yet to be titled, is slated for release in Fall 2007 will be published in North America by Drawn & Quarterly and distributed to the US book trade by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and in Canada by Raincoast Books. It is the first original graphic novel to be published by Faber & Faber.

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