Acquisition of the rights to “Groo the Wanderer” by Sergio Aragonés for an animated series / film
World-renowned cartoonist Sergio Aragonés has sold the animation rights to his beloved comic book creation “Groo the Wanderer” to entrepreneur Josh Jones and his production company, Did I Err Productions. Attached is a press release and pictures of the relevant personnel involved in the case and future productions.
Groo the Wanderer, now in its 40th year of publication, is the oldest independent, “creator-owned” comic book property currently in operation, overtaking many of the companies that have published it. Imagined by Aragonés, who creates the stories with word creator Mark Evanier, Eisner Prize winner Groo the Wanderer has been published by Dark Horse Comics since 1998.
Aragonés is the most honored cartoonist on the planet, having won all major awards in the field, including the Reuben Prize from the National Cartoonists Society and the Will Eisner Hall of Fame Prize. His compelling cartoons have appeared in MAD since 1963, most notably as the subject of the magazine’s “All-Sergio” special editions. His artistic designs have been seen in DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and just about every major funny book publisher, and his work has been translated into over 100 languages. The paperback collections of his work and graphic novels have sold in the millions.