Fantagraphics author Ed Piskor announced this morning on Facebook that the rights for his wonderful comic book about the history of hip hop, Hip Hop Family Tree, have been sold to Hollywood. Specifically, it's in development as an animated series, and Piskor assures his fans that it's "not one of those dime-a-dozen 'options' you hear about," meaning there's real progress underway.

Is this the first time a Fantagraphics comic has ever been adapted into an animated series, or am I forgetting about a canceled attempt at a Love & Rockets TV show? I would love to see Jim Woodring's Frank series get adapted into an HBO animated series for stoned adults; given that Woodring got his start in the Hanna Barbera animation studio, it doesn't seem like too much of a stretch.