Myriad has bought a debut graphic novel by William Volley, following the life of a door-to-door salesman.
The Opportunity follows Colin, a salesman on the verge of making it as a regional manager, when his bosses change the terms of his promotion, challenging his grasp on reality.
Myriad creative director Corinne Pearlman bought world rights directly from the author. She said: "This is a modern-day 'Death of a Salesman', transferred to the rain-lashed estates of Hastings. It is darkly disturbing, immensely stylish and compelling. The Opportunity is sure to become a classic of graphic noir."
Volley studied illustration at the University of Brighton, and has previously drawn the graphic novel adaptation of Romeo and Juliet for Classical Comics.
The Opportunity will be published in November 2015.