Paste magazine: Slaughterhouse-Five Will Soon Get Its Own Comic Book

This article was originally published for Paste magazine on January 9, 2020. 

Boom! Studios aims to connect the work with new readers

Kurt Vonnegut said it best: “All this happened, more or less.” Vonnegut’s celebrated 1969 anti-war novel, Slaughterhouse-Five, will be adapted into a glossy graphic novel. Boom! Studios announced the plans Wednesday, tapping a talented team, including Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North and artist Albert Monteys, with color assistance from Ricard Zaplana. The publisher has set a September 2020 release date.

North, who has written for comics such as Adventure Time and Squirrel Girl, discussed his admiration for Vonnegut in a statement, saying, “Kurt Vonnegut has been one of my favorite writers since I first read his books decades ago, and it’s been such an honor and challenge to adapt his most famous work for a new medium.”

Boom! seems similarly thrilled, judging by a statement from Sierra Hahn, executive editor: “The trust and support shown by the Vonnegut family [in the production of this adaptation] is gratifying for everyone who poured their hearts into ensuring we could best represent Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal work while creating something new in the graphic novel space. We believe we’ve created a gateway book for new Vonnegut readers and a book any longtime fan will admire and want on their shelves.”

Vonnegut fans, keep your eyes peeled for the September release.

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