Tina you fat lard, come get this comic book! This fall, IDW Publishing is releasing a four-issue series continuing 2004’s cult classic Napoleon Dynamite.
Written by the sibling team of Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo (Time Cheetah), with art by Jorge Monlongo (Adventure Time), the new four-issue Napoleon Dynamite series takes readers back to Idaho, where Napoleon’s best friend Pedro is student body president. But the good times might not last when a fellow student accuses Pedro of cheating in the election. Can Napoleon and Deb use their special skills to clear their friend before the principal can “Impeach Pedro?”
“Napoleon Dynamite is a pop culture staple, a coming of age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us,” said Verdugo. “It’s an honor to have the chance to expand on the lives of Napoleon, Deb, and Pedro – characters that continue to resonate to this day. I still see people wearing ‘Vote for Pedro’ t-shirts!”
“With this new story, we’re focusing on matching the movie’s unique tone, finding that perfect blend of oddball comedy and charming slice of life drama. It’s certainly been a challenge but one we’re sure will pay off for long-time fans. And the best part: we get to rewatch a lot of Napoleon Dynamite!” added Guzman-Verdugo.
“Fifteen years ago, an unsuspecting world was introduced to the bizarre cinematic world of Napoleon Dynamite… and it was flippin’ sweet! And now we have the freakin’ awesome opportunity to show off our really good comic book-making skills with a tale that picks up right where Napoleon and his friends left off. It’s almost like we borrowed Uncle Rico’s mail-order time machine… and it actually worked this time,” said editor Tom Waltz.
Napoleon Dynamite #1 will debut with a cover by Sara Richard (My Little Pony), with special photo edition and Jorge Monlongo “Swords and Sorcery and Sci-Fi and Skills” variant covers available, as well.
The series will launch this September 2019.