Dark Horse Announces Children's Graphic Novel Series Poppy! From Matt Kindt and Brian Hurtt

New York Times Best-Selling author and artist Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT, Red Handed), and New York Times Best-Selling artist Brian Hurtt (The Sixth Gun, The Damned), are creating Poppy! and the Lost Lagoon, the first in a series of graphic novels for children, Dark Horse announced today. The series features Poppy Pepperton and her sidekick Colt Winchester on globe-trotting adventures and the first graphic novel revolves around a reincarnated Egyptian king and a talking shrunken head spouting clues–this all sounds weird enough to play to Kindt's particular strengths in riddles, mysteries, and international intrigue and make the series a potential classic. Hurtt's highly-detailed, evocative style and experience handling a mix of fantastic and historical elements seem particularly well-suited to the project, though for both Kindt and Hurtt, it's their first foray into children's books.

-13Dark Horse also reports that Mike Richardson has acquired all English-language rights to the books, which hints at a plan for international sales on the series.


[Matt Kindt]


[Brian Hurtt]

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Hannah Means ShannonAbout Hannah Means Shannon

Editor-in-Chief at Bleeding Cool. Independent comics scholar and former English Professor. Writing books on magic in the works of Alan Moore and the early works of Neil Gaiman.
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