Media Release — Andrew Smith, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Abrams Children’s Books and Abrams ComicArts has acquired a YA novel Giant Days which will be written by British author Non Pratt. Smith negotiated a deal for World Rights with Filip Sablik, President of Publishing and Marketing at BOOM! Studios.
Giant Days will be based on the hit graphic novel series of the same name, which was created and written by John Allison, alongside artists Lissa Treiman and Max Sarin, from BOOM! Studios, also the publisher behind Lumberjanes. Since it launched in 2015, Giant Days has been nominated for two Eisner Awards and four Harvey Awards. The YA novel Giant Days follows the hilarious and heartfelt misadventures of three university first-years: Daisy, the innocent home-schooled girl; Susan, the sardonic wit and Esther, the vivacious drama queen. Publication is slated for Autumn 2018 on the Abrams Books for Young Readers list.
Andrew Smith had this to say about the acquisition:
“We’re big fans of the Giant Days graphic novel series here at ABRAMS. And we’re thrilled to have Non Pratt writing an original YA novel based on the comics–she brings a fresh and fun take on the adventures and friendships of the beloved characters. We expect it to be a big hit among fans and new readers alike!”
Author Non Pratt commented:
“I haven’t stopped recommending the Giant Days comics to everyone since I first discovered them myself – now I have another excuse to talk about three of the funniest, fiercest young women in literature. I can’t wait for YA readers to get to know Susan, Daisy and Esther the way that I have, finding out what first-term adventures are in store at Sheffield University. I’ve had far too much fun writing this I can’t believe it counts as work!”
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
About the Author
Non Pratt is the author of three acclaimed YA novels Trouble, Remix and Truth or Dare and a novella Unboxed. After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge, she became a book editor at Usborne, working on the bestselling Sticker Dolly Dressing and Things to Make and Do series. Her first book Trouble was shortlisted for the YA Book Prize, the Branford Boase Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. She lives in London with her husband and small (ish) child and writes full time.
Founded in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books. Now a subsidiary of La Martinière Groupe, the company continues to publish critically acclaimed and bestselling works in the areas of art, photography, cooking, craft, comics, interior and garden design, entertainment, fashion, and popular culture; children’s books ranging from young adult fiction to picture books to board books. ABRAMS creates and distributes brilliantly designed visual books with the highest production values under the following imprints: Abrams; Abrams ComicArts; Abrams Image; Abrams Press; Abrams Books for Young Readers; Amulet Books; Abrams Appleseed; and a gift and stationery line, Abrams Noterie.
About Abrams & Chronicle Books
In July 2010, internationally acclaimed independent publishers Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, and ABRAMS, based in New York, announced a new partnership in the United Kingdom and European export markets. In addition to the ABRAMS and Chronicle lists, Abrams & Chronicle Books also distributes other fine illustrated publishers such as V&A Publishing, Laurence King Publishing, Princeton Architectural Press, Carpet Bombing Culture, Smith Street and SelfMadeHero titles plus gift lines Galison and Knock Knock.