Thursday, March 5, 2015

KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Welcome New Artist in Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles

AT Vol. 5 OGN: Graybles Schmaybles

Adventure Time is full of adventurous times. The Land of Ooo doesn't seem to be capable or producing a "normal" day in the truest sense of the word, as it prefers days more in the madcap variety. KaBOOM! Studios does their best to chronicle those crazy days and their upcoming release of Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles in April gets a little crazier. Besides being the fifth in their Adventure Time original graphic novel series, the book also welcomes back Danielle Corsetto and Bridget Underwood.

“We’re overjoyed to welcome Danielle back to writing an Adventure Time original graphic novel,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Her approach to storytelling is always such a great fit with these characters. Also: Bridget Underwood is a real find. Her artwork brings to life the Land of Ooo perfectly. I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her work in the years to come!”

In Graybles Schmaybles, best buds Finn & Jake are about to go on their craziest adventure yet—and they don’t even have to leave their living room. The two pals discover a tiny cube all by its lonesome in the middle of the woods after helping Party God with his technical issues. Their commitment to never leaving the helpless finds their new friend back at the treehouse. Finn and Jake soon discover that some of the most harmless looking things can be the most dangerous.

The Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles softcover arrives from KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Enterprises in comic shops on April 1st with a cover illustrated by Stephanie Gonzaga for the price of $12.99 under Diamond order code FEB151177. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 9th. Full press release below.
KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Enterprises Welcome New Artist in
'Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles'
Original Graphic Novel


Adventure Time: Graybles Schmaybles Cover by Stephanie Gonzaga
March 4, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - KaBOOM!, the award-winning all-ages imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are excited to announce the April debut of its fifth volume in the award-winning Adventure Time original graphic novel (OGN) series, Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles, presented in full color. Featuring 160 pages of adventure, as well as the franchise return of writer Danielle Corsetto and the debut of artist Bridget Underwood, Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles follows on the success of The New York Times bestselling books Adventure Time Vol. 1: Playing with Fire, Adventure Time Vol. 2: Pixel Princesses, Adventure Time Vol. 3: Seeing Red, and Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets.

“We’re overjoyed to welcome Danielle back to writing an Adventure Time original graphic novel,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Her approach to storytelling is always such a great fit with these characters. Also: Bridget Underwood is a real find. Her artwork brings to life the Land of Ooo perfectly. I suspect we’ll be seeing a lot more of her work in the years to come!”
In Graybles Schmaybles, best buds Finn & Jake are about to go on their craziest adventure yet—and they don’t even have to leave their living room. The two pals discover a tiny cube all by its lonesome in the middle of the woods after helping Party God with his technical issues. Their commitment to never leaving the helpless finds their new friend back at the treehouse. Finn and Jake soon discover that some of the most harmless looking things can be the most dangerous.

KaBOOM!'s award-winning Adventure Time comics are based on the hit Cartoon Network original series. From the mind of series creator Pendleton Ward and produced by Cartoon Network Studios, Adventure Time follows the unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, best buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants—and always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades.

The Adventure Time Vol. 5: Graybles Schmaybles softcover arrives from KaBOOM! and Cartoon Network Enterprises in comic shops on April 1st with a cover illustrated by Stephanie Gonzaga (Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake) for the price of $12.99 under Diamond order code FEB151177.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is March 9th. 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.

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