A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Comic Book Coming This Spring
Fans of George R. R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Not only is HBO developing the Game of Thrones TV series, a comic book is in development as well. Bantam Books, an imprint of Random House, has acquired the comic book and graphic novel rights to the bestselling series. The comic will be illustrated by Tommy Patterson and adapted by Daniel Abraham, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Long Price Quartet.
Dynamite will publish the first issue of the monthly comic in late spring 2011. Compilations will eventually be published under the Bantam Imprint. Look for the Game of Thrones to air on HBO in April.
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New Graphic Novels Coming in 2011
2011 will see the release of an impressive crop of new graphic novels across a wide range of genres, including a substantial number of works from some of the most acclaimed cartoonists working today. Besides works from Art Spiegelman, Craig Thompson and Ben Katchor (all from Pantheon), we can expect new works from Dave McKean, Los Bros. Hernandez (both from Fantagraphics) and Carla Speed McNeil (Dark Horse) in addition to adaptations of two of Ray Bradbury’s classic science fiction works.
Pantheon, especially, has a full list this year with Craig Thompson’s long-awaited Habibi; new work from MacArthur “Genius” grant winner, Ben Katchor (the Cardboard Valise); a new Daniel Clowes book (Mr. Wonderful); and 2011 Angouleme Grand Prix winner Art Spiegelman’s Meta Maus, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his graphic nonfiction classic, Maus. Also, Fantagraphics will publish Dave McKean’s first solo graphic novel since Cages (1998), and Drawn and Quarterly is releasing a funny nonfiction work by Adrian Tomine about all the anxiety producing stuff–guest lists, reception halls, musical playlists—leading up to his marriage and wedding day. Dark Horse will publish a new Hernandez brother collaboration by Gilbert with his other brother, Mario, called Citizen Rex.
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Looks like some interesting graphic novels are coming out this year! (I think, if done right, “Something Wicked this way comes” could be AMAZING) Which do you like the sound of?
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