New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Kagawa of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series of books for young adults, is joining forces with Bluewater Productions to create a comic book graphic novel of her mega-popular book: The Iron King.
“My fans know that I am a huge manga, and anime enthusiast, and I write in a very cinematic and visual manner in part due to my love of this medium,” Kagawa said. “With Bluewater, I get to participate actively in the creation of these works of art. That’s as exciting to me as creating my books in the first place.”
“We are really excited to be working with Julie and Indiegogo to transform her novels into a manga series, like they did with “Twilight”. The Iron King is a great novel that was made to be experienced visually.” Said publisher Darren G. Davis “Not only are these comic books fun, but they can be used as a tool for reluctant readers.”
Bluewater and Kagawa will use Indiegogo to crowdsource $10,000 to attract the top talent necessary to produce four such a high-quality comic and graphic novel series. Starting today, fans can support this project at levels ranging from $10 to $2,500. Prizes range from comics, to mini clay “Chibi” sculptures handmade by Kagawa, to custom characterizations as comic cameos, dinners with the author, and more.
Bluewater Productions has previously worked with bestselling novelists such as John Saul, SE Hinton and William Shatner to develop novel-based comic book series.
Bluewater Productions is a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comic books, graphic novels and multimedia. Dedicated to pairing high-quality art with innovative storytelling, Bluewater creates a wide variety of intellectual properties that engage a growing readership and bridge the gap between comic books and the diverse multimedia marketplace. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the 10th Muse, VSS and The Legend of Isis, Bluewater has worked with many best selling novelists in developing comic book series. The company also has a line of biographical comics featuring The Beatles, Stephenie Meyer, JRR Tolkien, Justin Bieber, etc.
Julie Kagawa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series. Born in Sacramento, California, she moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things: how to body board, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks and that writing stories in math class is a fantastic way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate. Julie now lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a plethora of pets. She still laughs whenever she sees a centipede. For more information on Julie visit JulieKagawa.com.