Aline Kominsky-Crumb

The Lora Fountain Literary Agency is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our long-time client and friend, Aline Kominsky-Crumb (1948-2022), who died yesterday at her home in the south of France after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband Robert Crumb, her brother Alex Goldsmith, her daughter Sophie, her son-in-law Simon, and…


THE HUNTING ACCIDENT by David L. Carlson and Landis Blair just keeps making the news! In addition to the French (Sonatine) and Spanish (Planeta), Italian (Rizzoli/Lizard) and Catalan (Editorial Finestres) rights have now been sold. AND just last week, the French edition, which is picking up prizes left, right, and centre, won the Elle Readers’…

THE WITCH BOY on Netflix!

Some exciting news today! Netflix is beginning work on a feature-length animated musical adaptation of Molly Knox Ostertag’s WITCH BOY graphic novel series (published by Scholastic Graphix in the USA and by Kinaye in France). Here’s the announcement on Deadline. And the other two titles in the series. Can’t wait!

Goodbye, Marty

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last month of one of our long-time clients, Martin Shepherd, publisher of The Permanent Press. Goodbye, Marty. You will be missed. Read more here.

Children’s Publishers’ Favorite Titles of 2020

Publishers Weekly has just published a selection of the favorite children’s and YA books of publishing professionals, and four of our clients’ titles are on the list! One is from the Scholastic Graphix list: And three are from First Second: Read the article and see the full list here.

Fist Second (Macmillan) Webinar

For those of you who weren’t able to log on to the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Frankfurt Webinar on the afternoon of the 13th of October, here is the link to watch it. (The graphic novels section is the first twenty or so minutes.)

LAIKA on Screen

The moving graphic novel by Nick Abadzis about the first dog in space (First Second) is being adapted for XR format by Asif Kapadia. Read the announcement here.


The Guardian has given THE NIGHT COUNTRY a fantastic review: “Albert’s legion of fans will relish her return to the bloody, terrifying, seductive world of her debut and inventive brilliance of her storytelling.” Imogen Russell-Williams, The Guardian Bravo!

Happy New Year!

Warmest wishes for the New Year from all of us here in Paris.