Novel CoverDEL REY TO PUBLISH PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES:
THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, BASED ON THE BESTSELLING BOOK
Del Rey Books will publish PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL, based on the New York Times bestselling book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith. One of the biggest pop culture sensations of this year, the critically acclaimed Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, originally published by Quirk Books, takes Jane Austen’s classic novel and brings it to gory, new life with zombie mayhem.
Del Rey editor Tricia Narwani says, “Not only is it exciting for Del Rey to be a part of this year’s most remarkable publishing phenomenon, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL is just flat-out one of the coolest books on our list ever.”
The graphic novel will be adapted by Tony Lee, a writer for over twenty years in television, radio and magazines. For the last six years Tony has worked extensively in comics, writing for such licenses as X-Men, Spider Man, Starship Troopers, Wallace & Gromit, Shrek and Doctor Who. His critically acclaimed graphic novel Outlaw: The Legend Of Robin Hood has been announced as a Junior Library Guild Selection for 2009.
Cliff Richards, a veteran artist best known for his five-year run on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer comics series, will illustrate the graphic novel. He has also worked on several projects for other comics publishers, including Birds of Prey, the Huntress: Year One mini-series, and Wonder Woman for DC Comics, and Rogue and New Thunderbolts for Marvel Comics.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES: THE GRAPHIC NOVEL will be published in January 2010. Del Rey director of licensing and acquisitions Mutsumi Miyazaki facilitated the deal with Marsha Armitage-Bristow, EVP of licensing at Dimensional Branding Group (www.dimensionalbranding.com) and Jessica Schmidt, director of sales at Quirk Books.