Chris Ryall Publisher and Editer-in-Chief of IDW talks about the upcoming GI Joe Childrens Book.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This book, like the TRANSFORMERS: I AM OPTIMUS PRIME book coming in May, take the format of a typical childrens’ picture book, a square, hardcover-with-dustjacket book with lush, colorful pages, and merges it with comic-book sensibilities, adding in panels and dialogue and telling a fun story for kids. It’s timed to hit ahead of the movie, and since many of these kids will find their way into the movie, this is a good introduction for kids. The story’s written by IDW editor Andy Schmidt and illustrated by our ASTRO BOY movie prequel artist, Diego Jourdan and Gaston Souto.
The cover image and art is still being finalized so there could be small tweaks to all of this, but the characters are all based on the Combat Heroes toys so hopefully they look familiar to the kids.