Getting a good agent is getting to be as desirable for the graphic novelists as it has always been for the regular novelists. One of the most prominent agents specializing in graphic novels is Judith Hansen, whom Chris Butcher mentioned in a post yesterday as someone who got good deals for her clients. She wrote to us to clarify her business set-up as mentioned in that post; although she was formerly associated with the Kitchen & Hansen Agency, now it’s just the Hansen LIterary Agency.
I still represent a few clients through the old agency including the Will Eisner estate, Wendy and Richard Pini, Mark Schultz, Bryan Talbot and Chuck Dixon to name a few. But after negotiating to revert all of Will Eisner’s graphic novels from DC and place them at W.W.Norton, and many other deals, as the partner in the old agency who actually did all the trade book deal negotiations and contracts, I moved forward with my own agency.
All of the clients you mentioned, Scott McCloud, Kean Soo, Kazu Kibuishi, Hope Larson and Svetlana Chmakova and a number of other fabulous creators and wonderful clients are exclusively represented by the Hansen Literary Agency.
Facts are important so I want to clarify that I now take on new clients only through the Hansen Literary Agency.