YA Author Julie Kagawa Partners with Bluewater for Comic/Graphic Novel


Today Bluewater Productions announced plans to partner with YA Author Julie Kagawa to create a comic book mini-series/graphic novel based on her popular book The Iron King.


Bluewater Productions, a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comics, graphic novels and multimedia, today announced it is partnering with Julie Kagawa, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series of books for young adults, to create a comic book mini-series and graphic novel of her mega-popular book: The Iron King. Bluewater has previously worked with bestselling novelists such as John Saul, SE Hinton and William Shatner to develop novel-based comic book series.

“We are really excited to be working with Julie to transform her novels into a comic book series. The Iron King is a great novel that was made to be experienced visually. This is not just a license for us. Working with Julie one-on-one through every step of the creative process will definitely show in the final product for her fans,” said Bluewater Publisher Darren G. Davis.

“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,” Kagawa said. “With Bluewater, I get to participate actively in the creation of these works of art. That’s as exciting to me as creating my books in the first place.”

Bluewater and Kagawa will use Kickstarter to crowdsource $38,000 to attract the top talent necessary to produce four such a high-quality comic and graphic novel series. Starting today, fans can support this project at levels ranging from $10 to $2,500. Prizes range from comics, to mini clay “Chibi” sculptures handmade by Kagawa, to custom characterizations as comic cameos, dinners with the author, and more.

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