Vault Comics is expanding its reach with its Myriad imprint next year. Beginning in fall 2020, the young readers line will publish fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for children and teens. The publisher also announced that Rebecca “Tay” Taylor will be the Managing Editor.
Taylor will head up editorial and acquisitions for the line, while marketing and sales roles will be shared with Vault’s core staff. Designer and Vault EVP Tim Daniel will work with Taylor to develop the look for the line.
Taylor is a veteran editor who recently worked for DC Comics on titles for all ages. She also coordinated the line-wide Dark Nights: Metal publishing event, and previously oversaw editorial for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia Imprint.
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining the incredible team at Vault,” saidTaylor. “Over the last few years, Vault has built a superlative reputation for making thoughtful and dynamic comics in the sci-fi and fantasy spaces. I cannot wait to expand that mission to young readers through Myriad and help grow the library of quality sci-fi and fantasy graphic novels for kids and young adults.”
Submissions for the Myriad line are open. Creators are encouraged to submit fun and exciting science-fiction and fantasy stories geared toward young readers. Click here for the submission form.
“Tay is the sharpest editor working in comics,” said Vault’s CCO & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “We share vision and method at nearly every level and still manage to challenge each other daily. Her passion and experience in acquiring and editing comics for young readers makes her the perfect addition to the team—and the perfect person to steer Myriad for years to come. I’m in awe of the work she’s done, as is every creator who’s ever had the privilege of working with her. I’m further awed that she chose Vault as her home to help grow Myriad into an enduring brand. What can you expect from Tay at Vault? I’d say prepare yourselves for the future of comics, but it’s already too late; in the very best way, you’re not ready.”
Taylor will be at the American Library Association’s ALA Midwinter conference, from January 25 – 27 in Philadelphia, as both Vault and Myriad expand their presence at book, indie, small press, and pop culture events.