The Beat has posted a press release from Scholastic about Kazu Kibiushi placing two books with their comics imprint. This makes me think two things. First, I guess I'm not on Scholastic's PR list. Second, and much more importantly, I note this was an agented deal. I know of at least two probable six-figure deals by largely unknown cartoonists that were also deals involving agents. If you are a cartoonist with a saleable story to tell (particularly personal memoir tying into a social issue or a marketable fantasy), it probably behooves you to get a proposal together just like any other author and get it out there. Although if you don't have the dedication to find out how, perhaps it's best you don't bother.