Media Release — KaBOOM!, BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, is proud to announce a partnership with PAWS, Inc. to produce a new original ongoing GARFIELD comic book this May. THE GARFIELD SHOW and GARFIELD AND FRIENDS writer Mark Evanier teams up with Garfield strip cartoonist Gary Barker to bring you all the laughs (and lasagna) you can handle!
“We’re excited to be working with BOOM! Studios to bring fans the first comic book with Cattitude,” Jim Davis, Garfield’s creator, said. “Watch out, Dark Knight and Man of Steel…here comes Garfield!”
“We are incredibly honored to work with this character and this creative team,” BOOM! Studios Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ross Richie said. “Mark Evanier wrote or co-wrote nearly every episode of seven seasons of the show GARFIELD AND FRIENDS, one of the longest-running Saturday Morning cartoon shows in history, and works on THE GARFIELD SHOW right now. He, along with strip artist Gary Barker, were hand-picked by Jim Davis himself, so we know we’ve got just the right creative team.”
“We can’t wait to tell new Garfield stories,” BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon said. “We have two awesome creators who have had their hand in the Garfield world for a very long time. We couldn’t ask for better creators to work with and bring the world of lasagna, hated Mondays and diets to the Direct Market.”
This May, everyone’s favorite lasagna-scarfing cat opens the fridge to an all-new ongoing comic book series! Join Garfield as he begins his monthly exploits with Jon, Odie, and the rest of the gang in the latest all-ages must-read from KaBOOM! With brand new stories featuring everyone’s favorite feline, this debut #1 issue is sure to please Garfield fans new and old alike!
GARFIELD #1 is written by Mark Evanier (THE GARFIELD SHOW) with art by Gary Barker. This title ships in May with with a special cover incentive program. For every 10 copies ordered, retailers receive 1 free copy. For every 15 copies ordered, retailers may order 1 free Gary Barker “Superhero” variant. For every 30 copies ordered, retailers may order 1 First Appearance Garfield variant free.
GARFIELD features 24 pages of story and carries a price point of $3.99 and a Diamond Code of MAR120887.Find more information at: http://www.kaboom-studios.com/series/title?series_id=837&name=Garfield