Mark Irwin at Insight Comics has acquired at auction author-illustrator Matthew Dow Smith's YA graphic novel The October Girl. When 18-year-old Autumn Ackerman's imaginary friend from childhood walks into her coffee shop as a living, breathing thing, she is drawn into the world of the Night Folk—but not everyone welcomes her with open arms. As she learns that everyone seems to know more about her connection to this strange world than she does, the mysterious Mr. Balloon is hell-bent on destroying her. Publication is planned for spring 2020; Moe Ferrara at BookEnds Literary sold modified world rights in the three-book deal.