Question & AnswersCategory: Generalillustrated-ya-novel
Kathryn Freeman asked 4 years ago

Hi, Would you consider looking at a YA novel that includes a large number of drawings? (it is not a graphic novel) Thank you! Kathryn

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Sarah Davies Staff answered 4 years ago

Hi Kathryn
In theory, yes – if the illustrations really serve a function in telling the story in a new and powerful way. Your words “a large number of drawings” give me pause for thought . . . it makes me worry/wonder if the art might overwhelm the text-based story, and if it does (and this isn’t a graphic novel!) then the balance would become crucial.
So the answer really is: Yes, we’re open to that – but obviously the format really has to work!
Sarah