League Of Littles Graphic Novel by Casey Lyall and Ken Niimura for 2025
small league by Casey Lyal and Ken Niimura is a new graphic novel that follows the adventures of new recruits to an international organization that protects and supports the needs of the youngest brothers and sisters around the world. Martha Mihalick at Greenwillow Books has purchased the worldwide rights to small league and publication is scheduled for winter 2025.
Ken Niimura is a Spanish-Japanese cartoonist and illustrator who is best known for drawing I kill giantswritten by Joe Kelly, which won the International Manga Award and was adapted into a film in 2019 withg Zoe Saldana. His series Umami won him the Eisner Award for Best Digital Comic.
Casey Lyall is the author of the mid-level comedy mystery series Howard Wallace, PI (from Sterling Children’s Books, and A Spoonful Of Frogs illustrated by Vera Brosgol and next year Gnome is where your heart isboth from HarperCollins/Greenwillow Books.)
Casey Lyall tweeted “Wrote a graphic novel! This book was so much fun to work on (and the fun isn’t over yet!) Y’all are going to check out @ken_niimura’s amazing art. Nice to work with @ MarthaMihalick and again @GreenwillowBook and a big thank you to @mollykh! Can’t wait for 2025!
Ken Niimura added “I can’t wait to show what @CKLyall and I are working on! Coming out in 2025, via @GreenwillowBook, thanks to @MarthaMihalick & @chadwbecks! Hoping to make a book that younger siblings around the world can identify with (despite being an older brother myself)!”
Casey Lyall’s Agent Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent agency, and Ken Niimura’s agent, Chad W. Beckerman at the CAT agency, represented the couple.