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    NYCC ’19: Abrams Books Announces Surely Imprint for LGBTQIA Readers

    By | October 3rd, 2019
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    Mariko Tamaki.
    Photo by Shawnee Custalow.
    Abrams Books are making leaps and bounds with their new line of LGBTQIA focused graphic novels, Surely Books. The label will be curated by Mariko Tamaki, creator of the Ignatz Award-winning graphic novel “Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me.”

    The label aims to provide a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual creators while presenting an array of LGBTQIA fiction and nonfiction. The opening barrage of titles includes a biography of the American Revolutionary Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben by Josh Trujillo and Levi Hastings, another biography centered around novelist Patricia Highsmith — the author of Strangers on a Train — by Grace Ellis, and a fictional piece by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre about a mid-summer discovery.

    Tamaki was enthused about the project, telling The New York Times “I am so excited to have this opportunity to take on a new role in the creative process, to learn more with the writers and artists I’m working with, to find new ways to support queer creators and queer stories, new voices in our community.” She will be making an appearance at New York Comic Con this week for a panel on inclusivity in comics at 2:45 pm this Saturday.

    The publishing line will premiere in spring of 2021.

    //TAGS | NYCC '19

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