Annoying Orange gets into graphic novels
Squeezing into yet another platform, internet sensation and rising brand Annoying Orange will be turned into a new series of graphic novels for all ages thanks to a new deal by The Collective and children’s graphic novel publisher Papercutz.
The first title in the series, Secret Agent Orange, is set to be released this December and sees Orange battle an imposter orange working for the CIA.
As part of the deal, three full-color 64-page graphic novels available in hardcover and paperback will be released each year, and the collection will be overseen by Papercutz editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup (editor of Marvel and Topps Comics including Uncanny X-Men, Avengers, Fantastic Four, Transformers).
Annoying Orange’s licensing agent, The Joester Loria Group, brokered the Papercutz deal on behalf of The Collective. Other kids IP’s turned into graphic novels by Papercutz include The Smurfs, LEGO Ninjago, Geronimo Stilton, and Nancy Drew.
The latest deal comes after Annoying Orange made a successful Cartoon Network television debut in the US on June 11. The new series has consistently ranked in the top spot in its time period among all boy demos and kids ages nine to 14. Talks are currently ongoing about bringing the series to UK airwaves.