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‘Amazing World of Gumball’ comic to debut in June

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.

Brigid Alverson About Brigid Alverson

Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.

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