Comic adaptation for GRRM's ASOIAF

This from Random House:


NEW YORK, NY – February 2, 2011 – Bantam Books, an imprint of the Random House Publishing Group, announced today the acquisition of the comic book and graphic novel rights to the worldwide bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. The series will be illustrated by Tommy Patterson and adapted by Daniel Abraham, the award-winning and bestselling author of The Long Price Quartet. The first issue of the monthly comic—which will be published by Dynamite Entertainment—is planned to release in late spring 2011, with compilations of the comics in graphic novel form to follow under the Bantam imprint. With the television adaptation of A Game of Thrones scheduled to air on HBO starting in April 2011, the comics and graphic novels will further expand the Song of Ice and Fire series into a new medium, creating opportunities for readers old and new to immerse themselves in this bestselling world.

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN sold his first story in 1971 and hasn't stopped. As a writer-producer, he worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. In the mid-90s he returned to prose and began work on A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. He lives with the lovely Parris.

DANIEL ABRAHAM is the author of ten books and more than thirty short stories. He has been nominated for the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy awards, and won the International Horror Guild Award. He has written the graphic novel adaptations of George R. R. Martin's novel Fevre Dream and novella "Skin Trade," and original scripts for Wild Cards: The Hard Call. He also writes as MLN Hanover and James S. A. Corey. He lives with his family in the American southwest.

Artist TOMMY PATTERSON’S credits include Farscape for Boom! Studios, the movie adaptation The Warriors for Dynamite Entertainment, and Tales From Wonderland the White Knight, Red Rose and Stingers from Zenescope Entertainment. He has a BS in Studio Art and also works as a graphic designer. Patterson lives in Western Kentucky with his wife and daughter.

6 commentaires:

Anonymous said...

"GEORGE R. R. MARTIN sold his first story in 1971 and hasn't stopped."

merely slowed to a crawl..

Matt said...

Oh yeah, milk that cash cow for all its worth. Seriously, who was waiting for this? Can't we just leave a book alone instead of doing one adaptation after another of the same story?

amysrevenge said...

Well, so far I'm enjoying the Dynamite treatment of Wheel of Time. I worry that they won't make it through the 600 issues it's gonna take though... (they're at issue 7 or so, and just got to Baerlon).

Ben said...

Finish the book George!

porps said...

The visual look of this comic adaptation seems to be better and more faithful than HBO's series. Good to know.

Anonymous said...

What!? no ASOIAF collector's plates... action figures... where does it stop?

Calenders, miniatures, HBO series video game rights, and now a comic. I really liked the series up until A Feast for Crows, but enough is enough.

It's one thing to rest on your laurels after achieving something great, but George is only half there.