The best-selling young adult novel “the Iron King” is being released in a manga comic book form this week.

Julie Kagawa, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series of books for young adults, “My fans know that I am a huge comic, manga, and anime enthusiast, and I write in a very cinematic and visual manner in part due to my love of this medium”.

The monthly series starts this week in both print versions as well as eBooks.  The 4-issue “the Iron King” comic book series features the art of Lidia Chan, written by Julie Kagawa and Sara Gundell.

The fans funded the series as part of an Indiegogo campaign.

In October, Bluewater is partnering up with Piglion Studios to develop an animated comic book version the 1st issue. Here is a sample.

“The goal is to get people reading…simple.  I was a reluctant reader growing up and comic books helped my reading skills.  Comic books are not only for pop culture fun, but also can be used as a tool.  Some of our biography titles are taught in schools”. said Bluewater publisher Darren G. Davis.  “Working one-on-one with Julie on the Iron King, the book will be very close to the novel.  I guess that is why I am so passionate about this project”

The book is being released with three different covers. Print copies of The Iron King can be ordered exclusively at Comic Flea Market here:

You can download these titles on iTunes, Kindle, Nook, ComiXology, DriveThru Comics, Google Play, My Digital Comics, OverDrive, Iverse, Wowio, Kobo & wherever eBooks are sold.

To view the book on iTunes click here:


About Julie Kagawa:

Julie Kagawa is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the award-winning Iron Fey and Blood of Eden series. Born in Sacramento, California, she moved to Hawaii at the age of nine. There she learned many things: how to body board, that teachers scream when you put centipedes in their desks and that writing stories in math class is a fantastic way to kill time. Her teachers were glad to see her graduate.. Julie now lives near Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband and a plethora of pets. She still laughs whenever she sees a centipede. For more information on Julie visit

Bluewater Productions:

Bluewater is a full-service publishing and production company specializing in comic books, graphic novels and multimedia. Dedicated to pairing high-quality art with innovative storytelling, Bluewater creates a wide variety of intellectual properties that engage a growing readership and bridge the gap between comic books and the diverse multimedia marketplace. With more titles than ever, including smash hits such as the 10th Muse, VSS and The Legend of Isis; Bluewater has worked with many best selling novelists in developing comic book series. The company also has a line of biographical comics featuring The Beatles, Stephenie Meyer, JRR Tolkien, Justin Bieber, and etc.

About Piglion Studio:

Piglion Studio, based in Markham, Canada, is focused on creating Motion Panels+, an application that combines a standard comic book and animation with added interactivies. To exemplify this application, the team converted its flagship web comic, Coin & Flour, to Motion Panels+, which can be downloaded from app stores.

About Co-writer: Sara Gundell

Sara Gundell is the author of FAME: Suzanne Collins, a biographical comic book about the author of The Hunger Games, published by Bluewater Productions in 2012. She is the founder and administrator of, one of the top young adult book blogs online. Through Novel Novice, she routinely works with top authors and publishers to feature new and popular book series for YA fans. Gundell also writes The Hunger Games and Beautiful Creatures columns for, covering news for both the popular book series and the movies based on them. She has contributed expert commentary to websites like MTV, NextMovie, and Gundell has a Bachelor of Arts in English, and over ten years experience writing for print, online, and TV news.

About Lidia Chan:

Is a manga artist who has published “Sweet Moments” and “Liris of Arcana”.

About Bluewater Productions Bluewater Productions Inc. is one of the top independent production studios of comic books, young adult books and graphic novels. Its extensive catalog of titles includes the bestsellers “10th Muse” and “The Legend of Isis” ”Bluewater publishes comic books in partnership with entertainment icon William Shatner (“TekWar Chronicles”), legendary filmmaker Ray Harryhausen (“Wrath of the Titans,” “Sinbad: Rogue of Mars,” “Jason and the Argonauts,” et al) and celebrated actor Vincent Price (“Vincent Price Presents”), Additionally, Bluewater publishes a highly successful line of biographical comics under the titles “Female Force” and “Political Power.” Bluewater aims to unite cutting-edge art and engaging stories produced by its stable of the publishing industry’s top artists and writers. For more information, visit

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