Box Brown is the Ignatz Award winning cartoonist behind such graphic novels as André the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play, for First Second Books, the latter nominated for two Eisner Awards this coming Friday. But his next work is a little… left field. Because Box Brown is writing the new Rugrats comic book, Boom!’s child-focused imprint KaBoom!, drawn by Lisa Dubois.
The comic is licensed from the popular Nickelodeon cartoon created in 1991 by Arlene Klasky, Gábor Csupó and Paul Germain. The show focused on a group of toddlers, Tommy, Chuckie, twins Phil and Lil, and Angelica, and their day-to-day lives, usually involving common life experiences that become adventures in the babies’ imaginations. Adults in the series are almost always unaware of what the children are up to. The series was cancelled and revived and spun off into theatrical released movies. But they’ve never had comics written by an Eisner nominee before.
Lisa Dubois, Tommy, Chucky, Phil, and Lil have noticed something—they are being watched. Somehow their parents can see every little thing that they do. They’re going to have to find a way to have fun while avoiding the electronic eyes of the babycam!