Dynamite Entertainment extends and expands graphic novel agreements with Dean Koontz

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Dynamite Entertainment announced today their agreement with New York Times Bestselling author Dean Koontz to extend and expand upon their existing publishing contract with him.

The agreement covers three properties in graphic novel format:

All new illustrated stories will be coming from Dean Koontz and Dynamite on each of the three properties. Exact details on publication plans and dates will be shared at a later date.

In additional news, Dynamite also announced it is further building its longstanding relationship with the literary icon, and is in discussion with Dean Koontz regarding publishing work based on 3 brand new original Koontz properties.

Under the deal currently being discussed, the 3 original properties are being created exclusively for Dynamite, straight from the mind of Dean himself. Each property will have at least 3 graphic novels published, to create a full program around the new work.

More info on each of the new properties will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned for more details…

“Dynamite Entertainment lives up to its name: a highly charged company full of wonderfully creative people. It’s a pleasure to work with them, and I look forward to going to new and fascinating worlds with them,” said Dean Koontz.

“Working with the entire team at Dynamite continues to be a pleasure,” stated Nancy Cushing-Jones, Dean Koontz’s representative for comic book and graphic novel rights. “Both Dean and I look forward to continuing our relationship with Dynamite over the next several years.”

“It’s extremely exciting to expand our agreement with Dean. We have a fantastic relationship, and have been able to release adaptations of his work to date. We’re honored that Dean is happy with these releases and is allowing us to now create new stories with his full involvement. Dean is overseeing each story beginning with plotting out new stories, choosing each writer and artist, and reviewing every stage of the creative process.

And even more exciting, Dean will be working with us to take our relationship to a new level. We’re creating new characters, in new universes, from the ground up and introducing them to Dean’s dedicated fans. This is an exciting new chapter in our working relationship with Dean, and we couldn’t be happier,” said Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci.

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About Dynamite Entertainment:

Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, Purgatori, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles – including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger’s Project Superpowers – have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.

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About Dean Koontz

Dean Koontz is the critically acclaimed bestselling author of more than 70 novels. His books are published in 38 languages and have sold over 450 million copies worldwide. Sixty-one of his novels have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, twenty of them in the #1 spot either in hardcover or paperback, or both. He and his wife, Gerda, live in Southern California. Visit him at www.deankoontz.com.

via Dynamite Entertainment