Simpsons creator Matt Groening returns to publishing with the launch of a new company titled Bapper Books. First reported by The Comics Beat, Bapper Books will launch with a collection of stories based on his Netflix animated series Disenchanment.
"Ultimately, Disenchantment is about life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you," Groening said. "And before the onslaught of legal merch hits the shelves, we are proud to present Disenchantment: Untold Tales, which is a sideways comic–full of your favorite fantasy freaks doing stuff we couldn’t fit into the TV show."
Groening's previous publishing company, Bongo Comics, closed earlier this year after 26 years - and came concurrent to Simpsons' owner, 21st Century Fox, being acquired by the Walt Disney Company. Prior to the success of Simpsons, Groening was a comic strip writer/artist with the series Life is Hell.
The release date and creators for Disenchantment: Untold Tales have not been specified, however the company plans to exhibit at this month's Comic-Con International: San Diego at the same booth space Bongo has had for decades, #2519.