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Nathan Lane Teams Up With Life Partner For Picture Book Series

Nathan LaneActor Nathan Lane (pictured, via) and his life partner Devlin Elliott will team up as writers for a picture book series. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers will release the first installment, Naughty Mabel, in Fall 2015.

According to the press release, the story follows “a fabulous French bulldog based on Lane and Elliott’s very own naughty (but adorable) pup. Mabel is the queen of the Hamptons and has a penchant for getting her perfectly pedicured paws into trouble.”

Publisher Justin Chanda negotiated the deal with Brenda Bowen of Sanford J. Greenburger Associates (representing Lane and Elliott) and Abigail Samoun of Red Fox Literary (representing Krall). Chanda will edit the manuscripts. Animator Dan Krall has been brought on to create the illustrations.

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Nikola Tesla Graphic Novel Featured on Kickstarter

Writer Abigail Samoun and artist Elizabeth Haidle have teamed up to create a graphic novel profiling the life of celebrated scientist, Nikola Tesla. They hope to raise $7,450 on Kickstarter to self-publish Mind Afire: The Visions of Nikola Tesla. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “Our project arose from a mutual fascination with this odd and brilliant man. We thought the spectacular events of Nikola Tesla‘s life begged for a graphic treatment, so we have been working away at our illustrated biography. It will be published as a 64-page paperback for teens and adults, also a digital e-book in the form of a PDF.”

Welcome to our Kickstarter Publishing Project of the Week, a feature exploring how authors and publishers are using the fundraising site to raise money for book projects. If you want to start your own project, check out How To Use Kickstarter to Fund Your Publishing Project.