DIGITAL COMICS: Artful Daggers Gets Print Edition From IDW Publishing

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With smash hits like Edison Rex and Amelia Cole, MonkeyBrain Comics and IDW Publishing have established a new precedent for comics moving from digital to print. After success being serialized digitally, these great titles get handsome collections, meant for the traditional comic and book markets. The next title to find a whole new audience in print will be Artful Daggers: Fifty Years Later, scheduled to hit shelves in March 2014.

Created by Sean E. Williams (Fairest), Adam P. Knave (Amelia Cole) and Andrew Losq, with lettering by Frank Cvetkovic (Molly Danger), Artful Daggers is a story of greed, betrayal, and ultimately, corruption. Fifty years after a time-traveler brings science and technology to the medieval ages, corporations have replaced kingdoms, and the future teeters on a bleak precipice. Agents and assassins, hired for their specialties by the rivaling companies, stem the flow of information with the flow of blood. But the current system can’t hold, and the balance of power is shifting…

“We all had a blast making this first ARTFUL DAGGERS arc, a spin-off of Mark Twain’s A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT, and have been blown away by the enthusiasm of digital readers,” Williams said. “Partnering with IDW for the print collected means a whole new set of readers can discover Andrew’s astounding art and explore this alternate universe for the first time, with the lush attention to detail that IDW brings to its books.”

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The relationship between digital and print comics moves into the future, IDW and MonkeyBrain remain at the forefront, releasing quality title after quality title, and Artful Daggers is no exception!

About IDW Publishing

IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; and the Eisner-Award winning Locke & Key series, created by best-selling author Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist’s Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood’s Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

via IDW Publishing