Arcana and Benderspink have joined forces to present a new film-friendly comics line, Deadline reported today. See below for an except, but be sure to head over the Deadline to read it in full.
“Benderspink and Sean Patrick O’Reilly’s Arcana Comics are launching ArcanaBenderspink Comics, a label that will publish under the Arcana brand. The idea: hatch comics that can be turned into movie and TV properties. The partnership comes out of JC Spink and Sean O’Reilly’s strong relationship after setting up the Arcana comic book Continuum at New Line. ‘What I thought made this a great partnership was that Sean not only knows how to make a great comic but he’s actually produced movies,’ Spink said. ‘I don’t know any comic publishers that have his producing experience.’ Benderspink partner Jake Weiner said that the comics label is a byproduct of the company’s increased focus on generating intellectual properties. ‘This is one of five IP creation deals we are entering into along with deals in mobile content/apps, Y/A publishing, videogames, and toys.’”