KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are pleased to announce the June debut of Clarence, a new comic based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series. The series joins KaBOOM!’s lineup of successful all-ages comics and graphic novels based on Cartoon Network animated shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and Over The Garden Wall. Writer Liz Prince (Tomboy) teams up with artist Evan Palmer (Munchkin) for the heartfelt adventures of Clarence, an optimistic fourth-grader who’s always on the search for fun with his best friends Jeff and Sumo. Life might throw a bully or a grumpy adult in his path, but Clarence puts a stop to that with kindness and treating everyone like a friend.
“Clarence is an honest, hilarious, heartfelt show that reflects the best of childhood, and we’re thrilled to bring these characters to comics for the first time,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Clarence’s optimism is infectious, and it’s carrying over into the comic book series. Check out what the incredibly talented Liz and Evan have planned for him and his friends!”
Clarence #1 arrives in comic shops on June 10th with a main cover by JJ Harrison (Ninja Boy Goes to School) for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code APR151236. Also available in a limited quantity is a Jackpot variant cover (1 in 100 intermix) by Scott Maynard (Happle Tea), a subscription cover by series writer Liz Prince (Tomboy), a 10 Years incentive cover by Roger Langridge (Abigail and the Snowman), and a retailer incentive cover by Kassandra Heller (Adventure Time).
The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is May 18th. 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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was 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, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. 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, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.
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.