Our family really enjoys the children's focused comic books and graphic novels created by Papercutz, so we were excited to hear the publisher is going to be producing an ongoing series of graphic novel tie-ins to DreamWorks Animation's feature film Trolls. Papercutz's first Trolls graphic novel "Hugs and Friends" which will arrive at bookstores on September 27, 2016 is meant to serve as an introduction to the upcoming animated film that will be released at theaters across the United States on November 4th. Subsequent graphic novels are planned to expand upon the Trolls story following the movie's release.
From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny and irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday
season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously
unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic
Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically
pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their
Papercutz’s “Hugs & Friends” sets the stage for the
movie adventure by asking important questions like Who are the Trolls?
Who are the Bergens? Why is there one Troll who isn’t happy like all the
other Trolls? And why does this Troll know more about the Bergens than
any other Troll? The answers to these questions appear with "Hugs & Friends" Trolls Volume 1 on September 27th.
"Hugs and Friends" is just the start though notes Papercutz Editor-in-Chief Jim Salcrup. "While our first graphic novel features the main characters from the film, later volumes will focus on the supporting players of the Trolls world as well," Salcrup mentioned to A Geek Daddy. "With such a fully developed world being created by the DreamWorks team, we anticipate entertaining fans and telling Trolls stories for a very long time!"