A new Perry Bible Fellowship collection is due out in November. The new book is entitled The Perry Bible Fellowship Almanack and features an introduction written by Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody. The book will include a complete run of PBF including the strips that came after Nicholas Gurewitch, previous collection “The Trials of Colonel Sweeto.”
Publishers Weekly has posted an interview with Nicholas in which they discuss his involvement in writing a pilot for the BBC based on PBF.
PWCW: Colonel Sweeto prompted Dark Horseâ??s largest order ever from the U.K. Diamond distributor. Why do the Brits love you so much?
NG: Well, they have Perry Bible Fellowship in the [British newspaper] the Guardian. And people have said that the [stripâ??s] humor has a British flavor.
PWCW: Speaking of which, youâ??re also working on a television pilot for the BBC thatâ??s based on PBF. Howâ??s that coming along?
NG: I’ll be adapting a couple of the strips for the pilot, and I just got the news the other day that they wanted to make it longer because they liked the 12-minute treatment I sent. They want to make it a 30-minute pilot. I’m actually working with a British television company, Endemol Entertainment. A number of people there had ordered some prints from me, and apparently someone brought them into the office. It became known amongst them that they really liked the comic, and [making the pilot] was just a decision that came about organically because of that. They all realized they liked the strip, and said, â??Why don’t we do a show?â?