Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Amazing World of Gumball Joins Boom Studios

Join Gumball, Darwin, and all of their friends as they take on their next extraordinary adventure—comics! This June, KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, team up to bring you THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, an ongoing comic book series based on the hit animated show created by Ben Bocquelet about a quirky family living in a mixed-media world. Gumball Watterson thinks he’s the coolest kid on the block, but his little sister Anais begs to differ, and Darwin just wants to keep them all out of trouble. Popular webcomic creators Frank Gibson (ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL) and artist Tyson Hesse (BRAVEST WARRIORS) bring their wacky adventures to life in comics for the first time!

“GUMBALL pushes the boundaries of animation and features such a rich world for Frank and Tyson to explore and bring to the comic page,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “In the tradition of our ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW comics, it’s important to us to capture the heart of what Cartoon Network has so brilliantly developed while still being additive and complementary to the overall narrative.”

Created by Bocquelet and produced by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, The Amazing World of Gumball has received high critical praise since its debut in 2011, having won several British Academy Children’s Awards and earning nominations in the Annie Awards. New episodes from the series’ third season will debut on Cartoon Network starting June 5 at 6:30pm ET/PT.

THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL #1 arrives in comic shops on June 18th with a cover price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR141000. The main covers are illustrated by Missy Pena (BRAVEST WARRIORS) and Zachary Sterling (ADVENTURE TIME: PLAYING WITH FIRE), with retailer incentive covers from Paulina Ganucheau (ADVENTURE TIME: PIXEL PRINCESSES), Troy Little (Powerpuff Girls), and Sonnye Lim. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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