Ed Piskor announced his Eisner Award-nominated comic book series Hip Hop Family Tree is in development to be an animated series.

Piskor announced this new development deal via Facebook and Twitter  yesterday. “I've got a secret. I sold the rights a while back for Hip Hop Family Tree to be an animated series. A development deal. Shhhhhhhhhh...”  No additional information on a production company, network, or timeframe were announced.

Fantagraphics released the third volume, Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 3; 1983 -1984, earlier this month.  A year ago, Fantagraphics’ Associate Publisher Eric Reynolds told ICv2 that the first volume of the series had close to 20,000 copies in print (see “'Hip-Hop Family Tree'”).  The second volume and a gift box set released last fall (see “'Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 2' and 'Gift Box Set'”).

The first issue of the new monthly comic book series, which is also the first monthly title for publisher Fantagraphics, debuts tomorrow.