Dynamite and BOOM! Studios are bringing together two of the world's most recognizable felines. Grumpy Cat/Garfield will be a three-part mini-series from writer Mark Evanier (Garfield and Friends) and artist Steve Uy (Avengers: The Initiative) kicking off August 2nd. And there will be a story inspired and approved by icon Jim Davis, himself.
It's the inevitable meeting of these two loveable sourpusses! Garfield, the reigning cynical cat of newspapers and TV will cross paths with internet sensation Grumpy Cat, whose memorable scowl endeared herself to the world. Who's the most sarcastic? Well, he hates Mondays…and she hates any day ending in "y!" Is there enough room to accommodate both truculent tabbies within the pages of the same comic book, let alone the same universe? You'll find out in this three-issue mini-series that will have you purring that it's the cat's meow!
Artist Steve Uy says,
Garfield was my favorite comic strip growing up in the '80s. When I was doing the art for Grumpy Cat last year, there was a Halloween special where I decided to dress Grumpy up as Garfield, and her brother Pokey as Heathcliff in a panel. That didn't make it to print, and ended up being revised to a Star Wars theme instead, so when I found out there was going to be a Grumpy/Garfield crossover, it seemed like fate had stepped in and given me another chance to draw them all together again!
The debut issue of Grumpy Cat/Garfield will feature multiple cover variants from Andy Hirsch (Garfield, Adventure Time, Regular Show), interior artist Steve Uy, Fernando Ruiz (Animal Jam), Tony Fleecs (Postcards: True Stories That Never Happened), and Phil Murphy (Regular Show). Grumpy Cat/Garfield #1 will be solicited in the June 2017 Previews catalog and slated for release in August.