Exclusive: Judd Winick to Co-Write Garfield Graphic Novel for BOOM!
Big news from BOOM! Studios: Today they are announcing their second Garfield original graphic novel, Garfield: Unreality TV, which will be written by Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, and Judd Winick and illustrated by Winick and Antonio Alfaro. Winick is the author of the Eisner-nominated Pedro and Me, which won many awards and was a YALSA Notable Graphic Novel, and the more recent Hilo, Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth. Evanier was a writer for the animated TV series Garfield and Friends, and Nickel and Alfaro have worked on BOOM!’s other Garfield books. The new graphic novel will be out in May 2017. Here’s a look at the cover and the full solicit information, which will appear in the January issue of Previews.
Garfield: Unreality TV
Original graphic novel
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Scott Nickel, Mark Evanier, Judd Winick
Artists: Antonio Alfaro, Judd Winick
Cover Artist: Andy Hirsch
Format: 6″ x 9″, 96 pages, full color
On sale: May 2017
Synopsis: It’s showtime in this second original graphic novel of Garfield! The infamous Fat Cat thinks Nermal is annoying, but he has no idea what’s in store as he becomes a contestant on a reality TV program. Join Garfield, Odie, and Jon in a series of all-new adventures from legendary Garfield and Friends show writer Mark Evanier, ongoing Garfield contributors Scott Nickel and Antonio Alfaro, and New York Times best-selling cartoonist Judd Winick (Hilo).
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 E-Reader.com. 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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