Published May 20, 2019Two years ago, we learned that Jon Heder was open to the idea of a Napoleon Dynamite sequel. While that may not be an option just yet, the film's story will pick up where it left off with a brand new comic book.
This call, IDW Publishing will release a four-issue Napoleon Dynamite comic series. Written by Carlos Guzman-Verdugo and Alejandro Verdugo, the comics will follow Pedro's reign as student body president called into question when he's accused of cheating in the election.
"Napoleon Dynamite is a pop-culture staple, a coming-of-age cult classic that spoke to the weirdo in all of us. It's an honour 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!" Verdugo said in a statement about the series.
Guzman-Verdugo added, "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."
The new Napoleon Dynamite comic series will arrive in September.