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The New Kid News: Penny Arcade Hits The Big Time

By TK | Trade News | June 6, 2011 | Comments ()

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... there's one like this, one that speaks honestly to a good portion of their readership, and anyone who's been bullied in general:



Regardless, they've built their little comic into a minor media empire, with a full store of gear, annual expos, a web TV series, and even video games. Somewhere along the way, they hit the big time. And now, they're about to get a little bigger.

News broke recently that Paramount has optioned their comic idea, "The New Kid," and will be making it into a CGI-animated film. It's in the early stages of development -- no director or actors attached, and Holkins and Krahulik have a plot, but it's in Paramount's camp now, and it'll be a while before we see it in a theater, if that happens at all -- as we all know, stuff gets optioned frequently and much of it never sees the inside of a theater, let alone actually get a camera rolling. But it's still interesting news, and this one little capture of the comic's idea is pretty fun (click to enlarge, or just go to the site):


(source: Penny Arcade)

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