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 nights at (ET/PT).
UNCLE GRANDPA #1 arrives in comic shops from KaBOOM! on 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!