This is pretty big, Nickelodeon has signed an agreement with Papercutz the partnership will give Papercutz the first option to adapt all-new Nickelodeon original properties into comics and graphic novels.
“SANJAY AND CRAIG is the story of an adventurous 12-year-old boy who proves the old adage: there’s nothing you can’t accomplish (or destroy) as long as your best friend is a talking snake.” Nickelodeon has seen great ratings with this unlikely duo, it’s said to be “the series ranking as the #2 animated show across all TV among kids 2 to 11.” Set to make its graphic novel debut in September 2015, it will be on the stands to coincide with season three of the series.
If a boy and his snake is too strange a topic (or maybe not strange enough) there’s also Breadwinners. It’s the story of “the adventures of SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two carefree ducks who fly around in a super sweet rocket van, delivering bread to hungry beaks everywhere.”
Both shows are silly, crazy, and irreverent. Exactly the kind of stuff kids love. I think books like this will keep the kids comic market going strong. As more titles like this become the norm I would be surprised to see comic shops expanding their kids, and all-ages, sections. Which would be a great thing for comic shop dads like me!