The Eisner Award-nominated series "Hip Hop Family Tree" is being developed into an animated series, according to an update cartoonist Ed Piskor posted to his Facebook page. While details about the development deal remain scarce, Piskor did reveal that he sold the rights to "Hip Hop Family Tree," stating that this deal is "not one of those dime-a-dozen 'options' you hear about."
I've been keeping a secret. I sold the rights for Hip Hop Family Tree to be an animated series. A development deal, not one of those dime-a-dozen "options" you hear about. More on this later.
A timeline for the animated series' production, as well as information regarding the production company and networks possibly involved, have yet to be revealed. The series, which debuted in 2013, explores the roots of hip hop and tells the origin stories of the DJs and MCs that formed the culture in the early 1970s as well as the artists that followed in their footsteps over the following three decades.
This isn't the first big news to come for "Hip Hop Family Tree" this year; in May, it was revealed that the series will become Fantagraphics' first monthly comic book this month. You can read new installments of "Hip Hop Family Tree" at BoingBoing.net.