Louisa Onomé and ONeillJones have sold their feminist YA graphic novel, “Revenge Arc”, for a six figure sum at auction to Penguin Workshop, bleedingcool.com reports.
It tells the story of a group of teen girls at a kickboxing gym who decide to get revenge on a boy who wronged them, until it turns out things are more complicated than throwing the first punch.
Elizabeth Lee at Penguin Workshop won the world English rights to “Revenge Arc”, and the graphic novel will be published in the autumn of 2025.
Louisa Onomé is a Nigerian-Canadian writer of books for teens and adults. She holds a BA in professional writing and a MA in counselling psychology. She writes on Instagram, saying “SURPRISE I’m writing a graphic novel with @oneilljones !! This is a huge honour and honestly SUCH a fun project to be working on, so I’m really excited to share more about REVENGE ARC and the girls Mo, Yujin, Zuri, and Priya in the coming months (it’s out in 2025)! In the meantime, pls enjoy this graphic, I’m obsessed with it”
ONeillJones is a comic book artist and illustrator who has drawn for publishers and brands such as DC Comics, IDW, Jordan Brand, Marvel, and Simon & Schuster. Her debut graphic novel series Reject Squad will be published in 2024 by Balzer + Bray.
Penguin Books is a British publishing house founded in 1935. It is now an imprint of Penguin Random House, a global conglomerate formed in 2013 by merging with the American publisher Random House, a subsidiary of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Since April 2020, Penguin Random House has been a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann.