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Iron King Manga Gets Animated!

Written By: laurie - Apr• 23•13


Iron King artwork

The best-selling young adult novel “the Iron King” is on its way to become a manga graphic novel this summer. Bluewater Productions, a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comics, graphic novels, today announced it is partnering with Piglion Studios to develop an animated comic book version in conjunction with the print release.

Julie Kagawa, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series of books for young adults, said “My fans know that I am a huge comic, manga, and anime enthusiast, and I write in a very cinematic and visual manner in part due to my love of this medium”.

Julie’s new title “The Eternity Cure” hits book stores on April 30th. To view a sample of the motion comic book cover: <> The 4-issue “the Iron King” comic book series features the art of Lidia Chan, written by Julie Kagawa and Sara Gundell.

“The moment the Piglion Studio team chanced upon Bluewater Production’s Iron King campaign at Indiegogo, we knew wanted to work with them to make the title come to life as a Motion Panels+ application. We believe giving subtle movements to make it dynamic and interactive at the same time will help augment the readers’ imagination. Piglion Studio is excited to see the success of this partnership and the fans should be too!” Melch Valimento from Piglion Studio.

Bluewater is using Indiegogo to crowd source $10,000 to attract the top talent necessary to produce four such a high-quality comic and graphic novel series. Fans can support this project at levels ranging from $1 to $1,000. Prizes range from comics, to mini clay “Chibi” sculptures handmade by Kagawa, to custom characterizations as comic cameos, and more. To see all the fabulously creative prizes go to: <> Those who join the campaign for at least $1.00 will get a FREE digital download of issue #1 of the animated comic book. The campaign ends on May 4th.

Bluewater has previously worked with bestselling novelists such as John Saul, SE Hinton, William F. Nolan and William Shatner to develop novel-based comic book series. Interviews are available upon request. Please feel free to use the cover image for your publication.

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, and etc.

Julie Kagawa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series. For more information on Julie visit <> .

About Piglion Studio Piglion Studio, based in Markham, Canada, is focused on creating Motion Panels+, an application that combines a standard comic book and animation with added interactivies. To exemplify this application, the team converted its flagship web comic, Coin & Flour, to Motion Panels+, which can be downloaded from app stores.

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Media Contact: Darren Davis, Publisher Bluewater Productions 360-828-5404 Twitter: @bluewaterprod

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