Cartoon Network is constantly releasing unique, fun, whimsical shows, and comic fans are lucky because most of them get turned into ongoing series. Well, it’s about to happen again! KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the licensing and merchandising arm of the network, are pleased to announce the June debut of Clarence, a new comic based on Cartoon Network’s hit animated series. The series joins KaBOOM!’s lineup of successful all-ages comics and graphic novels based on Cartoon Network animated shows, including Adventure Time, Regular Show, Steven Universe, Amazing World of Gumball, Uncle Grandpa, and Over The Garden Wall.
Written by Liz Prince (Tomboy), with art by Evan Palmer (Munchkin), Clarence follows the heartfelt adventures of an optimistic fourth-grader who’s always on the search for fun with his best friends Jeff and Sumo. Life might throw a bully or a grumpy adult in his path, but Clarence puts a stop to that with kindness and treating everyone like a friend.
BOOM! Studios, Editor-in-Chief, Matt Gagnon talked about the show carrying over into a comic series:
Clarence is an honest, hilarious, heartfelt show that reflects the best of childhood, and we’re thrilled to bring these characters to comics for the first time. Clarence’s optimism is infectious, and it’s carrying over into the comic book series. Check out what the incredibly talented Liz and Evan have planned for him and his friends!
I have personally never watched the show, but the premise is something I support whole-heartedly. Matt Gagnon sharing how Clarence’s optimism is infectious, is certainly something that we can all use more of in our lives. The fact that this is an all-ages comic is also really important, because it sounds like the problems that Clarence encounters are handled in a productive way. I look forward to reading the first issue of the comic, and spending time with this kind-hearted character. Clarence #1 arrives in comic shops on June 10th with a main cover by JJ Harrison (Ninja Boy Goes to School.) The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is May 18th.
Clarence #1 Main Cover by JJ Harrison
Clarence #1 10 Years Cover by Roger Langridge (full wraparound image shown)
Clarence #1 Subscription Cover by Liz Prince
Clarence #1 Incentive Cover by Kassandra Heller
Christine Marie is a Staff Writer at Bleeding Cool, and bibliomaniac with a love for all things creative. She hopes to one day be a Superhero/Disney Princess/Novelist. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @AWritersWay or on her blog writerchristinemarie.wordpress.com.