Michael Anthony (MAnthony99 on QT) has signed with agent Matthew Carnicelli of Carnicelli Literary Management.
Out of those 30, I received 2 offers of representation; 5 no responses; 16 rejections; and 7 full requests (one of which came months after I had already signed with my current agent).
The Agent that I ultimately went with was Matthew Carnicelli, who represents some amazing graphic novelists and graphic memoirists like Noah Van Sciver and Derf Backderf. At the time that Matthew made me an offer, I had another agent interested in offering representation, but I believed that Matthew was a better match because of his history, current clients, and the phone call we had (and I was right, my book is coming out later this year with an awesome indie publisher).
Based on your interest in memoirs and graphic novels, I'm excited to query regarding my graphic memoir: "Just Another Meat-Eating Dirtbag: A Memoir."
Michael Anthony is young and in love, and the last thing on his mind is food and the ethics of eating meat. But when his girlfriend (Coconut) becomes an Animal Rights Activist, suddenly food is all he can think about. What was once a picture-perfect romance, now faces its biggest challenge as Coconut tries to turn Michael into a vegetarian (and budding animal rights activist like her), and Michael tries to turn Coconut back into a meat-eater. Both hope that conversion—of the other—will fix the growing problems in their relationship... but the struggle instead changes them both, and their relationship, in unexpected ways...
Love, heartache, and the rest of the ingredients that make a reader laugh, smile, and stop-and-think, are all found in this enthralling graphic memoir.
The book is written by acclaimed and award-winning author Michael Anthony. Michael's prose writing has been called "strong … and starkly honest," -Publishers Weekly, "Dark humored," -Kirkus, and "gut punching," -Mary Roach. His two previous publications are the acclaimed memoirs "Mass Casualties" and "Civilianized". "Civilianized" was awarded the MassBay One Book Award, and "Mass Casualties" was recently optioned by a large production studio.
An up-and-coming (and extremely talented) illustrator is already attached to the project and the proposal, first chapters, and sample illustrations are available upon request.
Thank you for your time and consideration.