IDW Publishing has announced a comic book sequel to the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite. The story directly follows the movie, as Napoleon’s friend Pedro fights to remain student body president after being accused of cheating.
“Fifteen years ago, an unsuspecting world was introduced to the bizarre cinematic world of Napoleon Dynamite… and it was flippin’ sweet!” said Editor Tom Waltz. “And now we have the freakin’ awesome opportunity to show off our really good comic-book-making skills with a tale that picks up right where Napoleon and his friends left off. It’s almost like we borrowed Uncle Rico’s mail-order time machine… and it actually worked this time!”
“Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, a coming-of-age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us,” said Alejandro Verdugo in a press release. “It’s an honor to have the chance to expand on the lives of Napoleon, Deb, and Pedro — characters that continue to resonate to this day. I still see people wearing ‘Vote for Pedro’ T-shirts!”
“With this new story, we’re focusing on matching the movie’s unique tone, finding that perfect blend of oddball comedy and charming slice-of-life drama. It’s certainly been a challenge but one we’re sure will pay off for long-time fans. And the best part: we get to rewatch a lot of NapoleonDynamite!” said Carlos Guzman-Verdugo.
Look for the first issue of the four-issue miniseries in September.