Asmodee’s ‘Twilight Imperium,’ ‘Android’ Get Graphic

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The two brands are being brought to graphic novels.

CMON and Asmodee Entertainment have entered a licensing partnership to bring the game worlds of “Twilight Imperium” and “Android” to graphic novels. For CMON, this deal secures the first-ever licenses for their newly minted comics arm, Guillotine Press.

Asmodee is exhibiting at Festival of Licensing, a month-long large-scale digital gathering that unites the global licensing industry to connect, learn, strike deals and do business on an international stage. The event takes place Oct. 6-29. Register for free now!

“We are delighted to announce this new partnership on the run-up to exhibiting at the Festival of Licensing in October,” says Alexander Thieme, licensing manager, publishing and consumer goods, Asmodee Entertainment. “Bringing some of our most iconic intellectual properties to the medium of visual storytelling through the pages of these first graphic novels is a natiral step for us to be taking and we are absolutely thrilled to begin this exciting journey with the great team at CMON.”

The graphic novels will be created by veteran authors and artists. Scheduled to be launched on Kickstarter in 2021, the books will be paired with tie-in game components.

“All tabletop games tell stories, and we are especially happy to work with a great partner like Asmodee Entertainment to bring some of those stories to life,” says David Preti, chief operating officer, CMON. “With our first wave of comics, the ones based on CMON titles, we worked hard to create book-and-game component combos that were exciting for comic fans and board gamers alike, making it one of the most successful publication Kickstarters of all time. With this second wave of books, we hope to continue that precedent, and we aim to become the go-to publisher for board game inspired comics.

More details will be announced soon.

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