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The Red Queen of Oz Graphic Novel Featured on Kickstarter

Writer Bryan Wiegele and illustrator Simon Rosati hope to raise $2,750 on Kickstarter to fund the production and self-publishing costs for The Red Queen of Oz.

They hope to release the graphic novel in February 2013. This book features a story that brings together Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think?

Here’s more about the project: “It’s the tale of two young girls, both with extraordinary experiences of their own, who must set aside petty differences to stop the diabolical Red Queen of Hearts from her destructive rampage that has already ruined Wonderland and now threatens Oz. This is a completely original story based on characters and events from the original books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass written by Lewis Carroll, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum. Both are safely in the realm of public domain.”

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Arthurian Legends on Kickstarter

Writing team Frosty Ogre hope to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to cover the production costs of the first volume in their graphic novel series, 13 Legends. Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think?

13 Legends features a re-imagining of the classic King Arthur legends set in an alternate universe. Once the project is completed, the team plans to seek publication in 2013. Kickstarter supporters will receive an exclusive edition of the first volume.

Here’s more about the project: “Volume One follows the exploits of two redcoats, Arthur and Lancelot, as they fight the armies of the Venetian Republic for control of the New World. The two soldiers embark on a life-or-death mission to prevent the outright defeat of the English, and move ever closer toward their destinies, and to uncovering powers greater than the massive empires that carve up the globe.”

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Dav Pilkey to Publish Two New ‘Captain Underpants’ Titles

Captain Underpants will return in 2012. Author Dav Pilkey has two new Captain Underpants titles in the works for Scholastic: Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (due out August 28, 2012) and Captain Underpants and the Revolting Revenge of the Radioactive Robo-Boxers (due out January 2013).

Here’s more from the release: “In his ninth epic Captain Underpants novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing heroes George and Harold had to face was NOT an evil mad scientist or an alien cafeteria lady but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal.”

The books will have a first printing of one million copies apiece.

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Kevin Smith To Shoot TV Show in His Comic Book Shop

Filmmaker Kevin Smith will partner with AMC to create a reality television series set in Smith’s comic book shop, The Secret Stash. Smith enjoys reading comic books and graphic novels and usually hosts a panel at San Diego Comic Con every year.

A three-day shoot will take place from June 14th to June 16th at the Red Bank, New Jersey shop. The director is casting comic lovers from the New York tri-state area between the ages of twenty-one to thirty-five.

Here’s more from the Facebook announcement: “He’s [Smith] not looking for actors, he’s looking for real people who live and breath the comic book lifestyle. Must be funny outgoing and have a knowledge and passion for comics, superheroes, movie memorabilia and everything that goes with it.” (via Shelf Awareness)

The Long Tail & The Art of War Adapted as Comic Books

Beginning in April, Round Table Companies will offer comic book adaptations of best-selling nonfiction books.

Here’s more from the press release: “In partnership with Smarter Comics, Round Table Companies will release six comic books on April 16, 2011 in bookstores throughout the U.S. and Indigo bookstores in Canada, as well as in Hudson News stores on May 1, 2011. Additionally, readers can download a digital version of the books for free, online or on the SmarterComics Android applications from April 1 to July 1, 2011.”

The titles up for adaptation include The Long Tail by Chris AndersonOverachievement by Dr. John EliotHow to Master the Art of Selling by Tom Hopkins, Mi Barrio by Robert Renteria, Shut Up, Stop Whining & Get a Life by Larry Winget, and The Art of War by Sun Tzu.

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