Rebecca "Tay" Taylor to Head Vault's Myriad Young Readers Imprint
Dec 09, 2019
Vault Comics has announced the hiring of Rebecca “Tay” Taylor as Managing Editor of Vault’s Myriad imprint. Beginning in Fall 2020, Myriad will publish fantasy and science fiction graphic novels for children and teens. Taylor will run editorial and acquisitions for the line, while marketing and sales roles will be shared with Vault’s core staff. Acclaimed designer and Vault EVP, Tim Daniel, will guide the look of the line along with Taylor.
A veteran editor recently of DC Comics, where she oversaw titles for readers of all ages and coordinated the line-wide Dark Nights: Metal publishing event, Taylor previously oversaw editorial for BOOM! Studios’ Archaia Imprint.
"I am thrilled and honored to be joining the incredible team at Vault," said Taylor. "Over the last few years, Vault has built a superlative reputation for making thoughtful and dynamic comics in the sci-fi and fantasy spaces. I cannot wait to expand that mission to young readers through Myriad and help grow the library of quality sci-fi and fantasy graphic novels for kids and young adults."
Taylor has opened submissions for the Myriad line, encouraging creators to submit fun and exciting science-fiction and fantasy stories geared toward young readers. Submissions can be made at: https://www.myriadcomics.com/submit
Taylor will report to Vault’s CCO & Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel.
"Tay is the sharpest editor working in comics," said Wassel. "We share vision and method at nearly every level and still manage to challenge each other daily. Her passion and experience in acquiring and editing comics for young readers makes her the perfect addition to the team—and the perfect person to steer Myriad for years to come. I’m in awe of the work she’s done, as is every creator who’s ever had the privilege of working with her. I’m further awed that she chose Vault as her home to help grow Myriad into an enduring brand. What can you expect from Tay Taylor at Vault? I’d say prepare yourselves for the future of comics, but it’s already too late; in the very best way, you’re not ready."
Taylor will attend the American Library Association’s ALA Midwinter conference, from Jan. 25 to Jan. 27 in Philadelphia, as both Vault and Myriad expand their presence at book, indie, small press and pop culture events.