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ZeptoLab and Ape Entertainment bringing Cut the Rope comics to iOS and print from August

Om Nom on tour

ZeptoLab and Ape Entertainment bringing Cut the Rope comics to iOS and print from August
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Developer ZeptoLab has teamed up with Ape Entertainment to produce a comic book and graphic novel series based on the cute and cuddly critter Om Nom.

The series will kick-off with a full colour Cut the Rope Comic App before becoming available in print.

The partnership will be officially announced this Thursday at Comic-Con, where you'll be able to get a sneak peak at the app, meet the artist, take a photo with a life-sized Om Nom, and check out the upcoming range of plush toys.

Taking candy from a baby

According to ZeptoLab Chairman Misha Lyalin, “People love the character but he doesn’t have a story yet. Now, Om Nom gets a story.”

ZeptoLab is looking to transform Cut the Rope into a franchise, similar to what Rovio is doing with Angry Birds.

“In order to build a franchise, we wanted to expand the storyline. The best way to do that is with comics.”

Cut the Rope has been the number one free, paid, and top grossing app on the App Store in every country in the world, racking up more than 45 million downloads - 9 million of those being paid purchases.

Big box, little box

Of course, Cut the Rope isn't the first iOS series to get its own range of comics, with Bolt Creative's Pocket God series also receiving the honour.

Keep your eyes peeled for a August release.

Mashable