SWA advises IDW Publishing on the Optioning of Film Rights to Best Selling Graphic Novel

April 17, 2017

SWA client IDW Publishing has announced that Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling, Ken Kao’s Waypoint, and Anonymous Content will produce the Best-Selling Graphic Novel ‘The Underwater Welder’ from Award-winning Cartoonist Jeff Lemire.

SWA’s Tuvyah Aronoff negotiated the deal on behalf of IDW Publishing.

The New York Times bestselling graphic novel details a man in the dangerous profession of underwater welding, who has a supernatural encounter at the bottom of the sea.

In addition to representing IDW Publishing in connection with a wide range of publishing and content licensing agreements, SWA also provides corporate and securities advice to its parent, IDW Media Holdings, Inc., a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.