Vault Comics has announced the hiring of Rebecca “Tay” Taylor as Managing Editor of Vault’s Myriad imprint. Beginning in Fall 2020, Myriad will publish fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for children and teens. Taylor will run editorial and acquisitions for the line, while marketing and sales roles will be shared with Vault’s core staff. Acclaimed designer and Vault EVP, Tim Daniel, will guide the look of the line along with Taylor.
A veteran editor recently of DC Comics, where she oversaw titles for readers of all ages and coordinated the line-wide Dark Nights: Metal publishing event, Taylor previously oversaw editorial for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia Imprint.
Taylor has opened submissions for the Myriad line, encouraging creators to submit fun and exciting science-fiction and fantasy stories geared toward young readers. Submissions can be made online.
Taylor will report to Vault’s CCO & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel.
Taylor will attend the American Library Association’s ALA Midwinter conference, from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 in Philadelphia, as both Vault and Myriad expand their presence at book, indie, small press and pop culture events.
Vault Comics has announced the first slate of titles published by its new young adult and middle grade focused label, Myriad.
The titles announced are Wrassle Castle, written by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover, Bonding, written by Matthew Erman and drawn by Emily Pearson, and Unfinished Corner, written by Dani Coleman. These three titles will see release throughout 2019 and 2020.
A publishing label of Vault Comics, Myriad has a distinct focus on middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) stories that are delivered in a wide range of unique unique sizes and formats. Myriad is headed by Vault Editor-In-Chief Adrian Wassel and Vice President of Branding & Design Tim Daniel.
The new imprint is to give young readers their own heroes and represents a “seismic shift in readers’ attitudes and expectations” when it comes to format and content.
Wrassle Castle is a middle grade title written by Paul Tobin and Colleen Coover. Paul and Colleen previously collaborated on Banana Sunday and the Eisner-winning Bandette. Paul is a New York Times-bestselling author, with other works including Colder, Made Men and several titles for Marvel Comics. Colleen is also known for the Eisner-nominated Small Favors. The artist on Wrassle Castle will be announced soon.
Lydia Riverthane has always wanted to join Wrassle Castle, but due to her parents’ disapproval has been forced to secretly train in the forest. Her three best friends Chelsea, Deandra, and Lyle—aka the Underground Alibi Society—help her by providing cover stories when needed. Lydia also secretly trains with her brother, John Gator-Chomp, a high-ranking wrasslin instructor. Lydia idolizes her brother—until he’s arrested for stealing one of the Legendary Wrasslin Folios! A crime he DID commit! But…why? Lydia believes the only way she can learn the truth, and more importantly save her brother, is to enter and win the Grand Wrasslin Tournament.
Bonding is a YA title written by Matthew Erman with art by Emily Pearson. Matthew has written Scout Comics’ Long Lost (along with Lisa Sterle), the CORPUS Anthology, and is a 2018 Ghost City Comics finalist. Emily is known for her art on The Wilds and Snap Flash Hustle, both with Black Mask Studios.
A man, a woman—and their parasites. Marcus has been alone since the loss of his closest friend and has just recently entered the dating scene, while Laura has drifted in and out of relationships since high school. They meet and strike up a good rapport, learning about each other, friendship, and how to deal with the slug-like parasites that have infected humanity. Bonding is a funny, quirky, and honest look at love, in a world where people wear their anxieties, not on their sleeves, but on their chests like big ol’ leeches.
Unfinished Corner is a YA title written by Dani Colman. Dani is a powerful new voice, writer and editor known for essays in Image Comics’ ODY-C and Black Jack Ketchum, and for the story “All Thumbs” in the Femme Magnifique anthology.The art team on Unfinished Corner will be announced soon.
Jewish mythology has it that when God created the universe, He left a tiny corner of it unfinished. Opinion is divided on why, but everyone agrees that the Unfinished Corner is a dangerous place full of monsters. Twelve-year-old Miriam neither knows, nor cares about the Unfinished Corner. She’s too busy preparing for her Bat Mitzvah, wrestling with whether she even wants to be Jewish—until an angel appears, whisking her and her best friends Avi and David off to this crazy and monstrous land with a single mission: Finish the Unfinished Corner.
Vault Comics has revealed Myriad, a new publishing imprint with a distinct focus on middle grade (MG) and young adult (YA) stories that will be delivered in a wide range of unique and convenient formats. The new imprint will feature an array of new and established creative voices poised to make a strong impact in the MG and YA space.
Myriad will offer a bevy of titles in a variety of unique sizes and formats, spanning original graphic novels, one-shot graphic novellas, prestige-format graphic albums, and serialized graphic stories packaged in robust formats beyond the traditional 22-page floppy comic book. Myriad is headed by Vault Editor-In-Chief, Adrian Wassel, and Vault’s Vice President of Branding & Design, Tim Daniel.
Myriad’s first slate of titles are set for a 2019 release. The specific titles and creators will be announced in just a few short weeks.