Caroline Mickler Ltd, who manage the UK licensing programme for both The Beatles and Yellow Submarine (together with Apple Corps) has announced that comics publisher Titan is to adapt the classic film into a graphic novel.
The global agreement was brokered by Bravado International in the US and will see the new book hit store shelves in August 2018.
The cult classic film is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, returning to cinemas across the UK on July 8th.
The 120-page publication will launch in hardback format, hitting comic shops and bookstores and targeting a wide age-range of Beatles fans from kids to adults.
The Beatles: Yellow Submarine official graphic novel adaptation is written and illustrated by Bill Morrison – writer and artist from The Simpsons Comics and a huge fan of The Beatles, for whom this has been a labour of love, some 20 years in the making.
“The global launch of the first-ever Yellow Submarine graphic novel is a major cause for celebration in its own right, but, thanks to the stunning artwork and brilliant storytelling of Bill Morrison, this stands out even in the graphic novel market – a market known for high-quality output," commented Caroline Mickler.
"The Beatles: Yellow Submarine official graphic novel adaptation is both true to the spirit of this classic piece of animation and a genuine work of art.”
A vast array of licensed merchandise already exists for Yellow Submarine. Games, toys, footwear, art prints and homewares are all available with designs inspired by the film’s rich and colourful imagery. Products produced by Titan’s merchandising arm were previewed at BLE last year, and will be launch later in 2018.