Stranger and Prentice Penny launch Joint Venture

As reported in The Hollywood Reporter.

Partnering with Stranger Comics’ Founder Sebastian A. Jones, Penny is launching a yet-to-be-named joint venture to identify and support new talent in the independent comic book world — functioning as an incubator and development lab for BIPOC creators and their IP to find inroads to publication and adaptation to other mediums. Jones and Penny have already identified two projects, David Crownson’s Harriet Tubman Demon Slayer and Jaycen Wise from creator Uraeus, both of which are already being developing for TV.

The news was also picked up by Essence.

“When Sebastian told me there’s so many independent comic creators of color that largely get ignored in the movie and television space, I knew that I wanted to help foster and produce content with these amazing creators,” said Penny. “I’m so excited with all the possibilities the joint venture can do. Having someone like Sebastian as a partner who has had amazing success in the independent comic space and someone like myself that knows tvand film, it felt like such an easy and natural fit. I can’t wait to dive in and find the next generation of BIPOC comic creators and get their work up on the screen.”

This venture follows previous collaborations between the two. Penny is attached to Executive Produce Jones' Asunda series which is currently in development at HBO, and Penny and Jones recently co-authored a comic book, Penny's first, called Niobe & Dura: Wrath of the Ancient. Limited Edition variants of the first issue are currently available for preorder on The Stranger Reserve.

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