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.
ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.
ABOUT CARTOON NETWORK ENTERPRISES
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, The Powerpuff Girls, Adult Swim and more. CNE also serves as the exclusive global licensing agent for LazyTown Entertainment and the PGA of America for the youth marketplace.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com) is regularly the #1 U.S. television network in primetime among boys 6-11 & 9-14. Currently seen in 99 million U.S. homes and 194 countries around the world, Cartoon Network is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for kids and families. In addition to Emmy-winning original programming and industry-leading digital apps and online games, Cartoon Network embraces key social issues affecting families with solution-oriented initiatives such as Stop Bullying: Speak Up and the Move It Movement.