The Dam Keeper Graphic Novel Bound

The Oscar-nommed Dam Keeper animated short from Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will get the graphic novel treatment by First Second, an imprint of Macmillan, and is also being developed into a feature.

The first graphic novel will be on sale in 2016, and will address two questions: What happened to Pig’s parents? How and why did this world come to be at the mercy of this dark cloud? This will be followed by a second graphic novel with a third to be announced.

“It’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to create a cinematic experience in the form o illustrated novels, with the pacing and richness we have learned with film. Through these books we are challenging ourselves to take our concept art and storytelling to the next level,” said Kondo.

Added Tsutsumi: ”The reason to continue telling stories in the universe of The Dam Keeper is a deeply personal story close to our hearts. We wanted to find a partner we could trust to adopt and protect our characters and worlds, a team willing to take that journey with us to make our tales the greatest they can be — and First Second were the people we fell in love with and hope to grow together with. We are beyond excited, and slightly intimidated, to join their award-winning family of innovative books and authors.”

Posted on by Bill Desowitz in Animation, Books, Clips, Movies, Oscar, Shorts, Tech

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