I see graphic novels and comics first and foremost as a creative, dynamic medium, and I am most interested in books that feel like the medium is the best option for them. Please don't send me your recycled film/TV script for graphic novelization; do send me your stories that really understand the interplay of panels, colors, lettering, scene framing, and the power of a great illustrator.
I am looking for kid-horror, magical realism, fantasy, contemporary fiction, speculative fiction, and science fiction titles.
For middle graders, I love adorable but fierce protagonists dealing with somewhat complicated topics. The cuter the better, truly, but preferably not juvenile; stories should err on the side of upper MG when possible, but I do skew younger in this space. Capturing the magic and whimsy of animated shows like The Owl House or Over the Garden Wall is key to making me love it. For young adults, I look specifically for high-concept hooks, character-driven or slice-of-life narratives, and complicated relationships, whether platonic or romantic.
For adult readers, the sky is the limit, but the same rules apply as with my adult novel wishlist. I am also considering compelling graphic memoirs from writer-illustrators, as well as adult horror—including body horror a la Clean Room.
Please do not query me with your superhero stories or deconstructions, your multi-book epics, or your ongoing monthly series concepts.