Penguin’s Berkley/NAL division will launch InkLit, a new graphic novel imprint, in October to publish original graphic novels and adaptations of prose fiction, the company announced.  The new line will be helmed by Rich Johnson, who co-founded Hachette’s Yen Press and was VP of Trade Book Sales at DC. 
A number of releases have been announced:
  • Alpha and Omega Vols. 1 (October) and 2 (2013), hardcovers collecting the eight-issue Dynamite Entertainment adaptation of Patricia Briggs’ Cry Wolf, the first book in her Alpha and Omega series, which was spun off from Mercy Thompson.    
  • Grave Sight, a collection of Dynamite’s adaptation of the first book in Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly Mystery Series, will debut in January.
  • Cemetery Girl, co-written by Charlaine Harris and Christopher Golden, with art by Don Kramer, will be released later in 2013.
  • The Lunatic Cafe, book four of Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series, will be adapted into a graphic novel. Marvel published earlier Anita Blake adaptations.
  • Laurell K. Hamilton will also pen a new graphic novel starring Edward, a longtime fan favorite from the world of Anita Blake.
  • Martin Misunderstood, will be an adaptation of the novel by Karin Slaughter.
  • An as-yet-untitled graphic novel written by Atlantic editor and cartoonist Sage Stossel.