Created by Ben Bocquelet and produced by Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, The Amazing World of Gumball has received high critical praise since its debut in 2011, having won several British Academy Children's Awards and earning nominations in the Annie Awards. Now it's time for the release of their very first original graphic novel. From KaBOOM!, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, the creative team of Megan Brennan (Peanuts: A Tribute to Charles M. Schulz) and Katy Farina (Adventure Time) dive into the mixed-media world of The Amazing World of Gumball for this full-length story starring Gumball, Darwin, and Anais, with a back-up story by Jeremy Lawson (Prez). The graphic novel will be entitled, The Amazing World of Gumball: Fairy Tale Trouble.
BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik spoke about the book by saying:
"We've had such a great time with the Wattersons in comics, and now we're very excited to present the first original graphic novel for The Amazing World of Gumball. Gumball has always had a penchant for getting into mischief, and Megan and Katy are the perfect team to capture that with a dash of magic."
It's a beautiful day for a Renaissance Faire, and the Watterson family is having a blast taking in ye olde fun and games…until a magician's illusion turns into a real spell, and all of Elmore is cast into a fairy-tale world of quests, danger, and magical adventures! Can Wizard Darwin, Knight Anais, and Jester Gumball save Richard from his everlasting, turkey-leg-induced sleep, or will the citizens of Elmore remain trapped in the Middle Ages forever?
Sounds like a fun adventure to me! I've never read any of the comics that go along with this series, but I love how colorful the show is. It looks like this will be an enjoyable read. The Amazing World of Gumball: Fairy Tale Trouble original graphic novel will arrive in comic shops on November 25th and in bookstores December 1st with a cover by Katy Farina for the price of $14.99 under Diamond order code SEP151123 and ISBN 978-1-60886-744-8.