BOOM! Studios has built up quite a line of all ages comics in its kaBOOM imprint, and The Amazing World of Gumball is a good example of how it works. It’s based on the Cartoon Network show of the same name, and it features the work of a well known webcomics creator—in this case, writer Frank Gibson of Tiny Kitten Teeth (co-created with Becky Dreistadt). Tyson Hesse of Boxer Hockey is handling the art.
So what’s it about? It’s about a cat named Gumball; his adoptive brother Darwin, a fish who was given to the family as a pet but has sprouted legs and become Gumball’s best friend; and Gumball’s sister Anais, an extremely intelligent pink bunny. Here’s how Gibson described it in a recent interview:
“Gumball” is a lot of things. First and foremost it’s a really smart look at kids and how they view their world. It’s incredibly funny, full of action and has some wonderful characters. Also it has a charmingly disparate art style that you don’t see in a lot of contemporary cartoons, it has a bit of everything we’ve all loved and puts it together in a way where it all somehow perfectly fits!
The new season of the show starts on June 5 and the comic is due out in comic shops on June 18.