Explosive publisher BOOM! Studios announced plans Thursday to return to the world of Emmy-winning cartoon series Over the Garden Wall with another original graphic novel, once again written by Jonathan Case with art by John Golden. Set for release in October, Over the Garden Wall: Circus Friends will be released through the KaBOOM! imprint.
Writer Jonathan Case (Over the Garden Wall: Distillatoria) and artist John Golden follow Greg, Wirt, and Beatrice deeper into The Unknown on their search for a path home and instead stumble upon a distraught Strongman and Clown who have run away from their circus. But when they follow the two disgraced performers back, Greg and Wirt lose Beatrice to the greedy Ringmaster who's found his newest act: a talking bird! The boys will have to team up with the reluctant circus acts to save Beatrice and escape the clutches of the biggest show in the Unknown.
Said Case in the press release:
I'm so pleased to be dabbling in the Over the Garden Wall universe again." said writer, Jonathan Case. "John's doing a great job bringing our new characters to life and filling every inch of the circus with funny and creepy details."
I look forward to introducing readers to a colorful new cast of characters on Wirt and Greg's latest adventure!" said artist, John Golden.
And editor Matthew Levine:
You never know who you'll run into in The Unknown, but each new encounter has shaped Greg, Wirt, and Beatrice in unexpected ways as they wander ever deeper into the surreal and bewildering forest around them. Jonathan and John throw our brave young heroes into the thick of it as they overcome their fears and step up to fight to save their friend from a lifetime of misery and servitude.
Look for it in stores in time for Halloween.