SDCC’14: Uncle Grandpa comes to KaBOOM!
Earlier this year, KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, announced their newest all-ages title based on the hit Cartoon Network series, UNCLE GRANDPA. Now, the companies are excited to announce further details of the comic series, including the release date and the creative team, which includes Zac Gorman (ADVENTURE TIME), Kevin Burkhalter (REGULAR SHOW), Pranas Naujokaitis (REGULAR SHOW), Jimmy Giegerich (REGULAR SHOW 2014 ANNUAL), and more.
Following the announcement of the publisher’s first-look deal with Cartoon Network Enterprises in March, UNCLE GRANDPA is the latest property to be encompassed by the new partnership, joining previously announced titles STEVEN UNIVERSE and THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL. This MAD Magazine-style series will feature zany shorts, games, and strips starring Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Steve, Mr. Gus, and all of the other crazy characters from the hit Cartoon Network show created by Emmy® Award nominee Peter Browngardt.
“This creative lineup for UNCLE GRANDPA is a powerhouse team, especially within this experimental and unique format,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Having some of our brightest KaBOOM! veterans play in this world is going to ensure the very best (and craziest) adventures with Uncle Grandpa, Pizza Joe, and all of our favorite characters from the show.”
At its core, Uncle Grandpa is a show about everyone’s magical uncle and grandpa who travels around the world in a mystical RV. His mission is to help people wherever, however, and whenever they need it. Through his childlike and innocent ways, he finds unusual solutions to everyday situations. An eternal optimist, Uncle Grandpa’s glass is always full of something delicious and he’s always ready to greet the day (and everything and everyone) with his signature, “GOOD MORNIN’!” Uncle Grandpa debuted on Cartoon Network last September as the #1 telecast of the week among boys 6-11. Uncle Grandpa airs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 arrives in comic shops from KaBOOM! on October 1st with a cover price of $3.99. The main cover is illustrated by Bob Flynn. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
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.