Dr. Seuss’ world is expanding into comics

Everyone is familiar with the work of Theodor Geisel, even if they might have to wait for mention of his pseudonym — Dr. Seuss — to realize it. Books like The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, The Lorax, and Horton hears a Who! shaped the impressionable minds of countless generations, and have been adapted into movies and TV shows — and, starting very soon, comic books.

While there’s not been an official announcement yet, Random House Children’s Books and Dr. Seuss Enterprises are hosting a panel at New York Comic Con titled “Introducing… Dr. Seuss Graphic Novels!” which will feature two of the creators working on the new line: James Kochalka and Art Baltazar.

Both artists are known for their work on children’s characters, of course — Kochalka’s Johnny Boo series has run for more than a decade from Top Shelf, while Baltazar’s work for DC, Disney, and other publishers includes the Eisner Award-winning Tiny Titans, as well as Billy Watson and the Magic of Shazam, Superman Family Adventures, and Itty Bitty Hellboy.

The panel will take place at 4:45PM on Thursday, October 12 in the Family HQ Workshops 1E01, where more information about the graphic novels will presumably be released. For now, enjoy the full description of the panel (including the other special guests that’ll appear):

“‘You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do!’ – Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House Children’s Books is proud to present the creators of the first ever graphic novels starring everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss characters: Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, Sam-I-Am, and more! Eisner and Harvey award-winner Art Baltazar and Eisner award-winner James Kochalka will discuss adapting generations’ worth of characters into brand new stories for a new age, all while honoring Dr. Seuss’s legacy. And you won’t want to miss an opportunity to take a photo with Cat in the Hat himself, along with Thing 1 and Thing 2, of course!”

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