PAPERCUTZ PREVIEWS ALL-NEW GUMBY COMIC BOOK SERIES
WITH KYLE BAKER SHORT STORY
Leading Comics Publisher to Publish Monthly Comics & Kids’ Graphic Novels Featuring Contributions by Kyle Baker, Art Baltazar, Gregory Benton, Eric Esquivel, Ray Fawkes, Veronica and Andy Fish, Sholly Fisch, Rick Geary, Ryan Jampole, Jolyon Yates and Jeff Whitman.
Leading graphic novel publisher Papercutz has released a Gumby short story by Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist Kyle Baker, in advance of its new GUMBY comic book series debuting on July 5, 2017. Baker’s story entitled “Model-Ty Crew” appears in GUMBY issue 1, alongside a 10-page story by acclaimed writer Ray Fawkes and artist Jolyon Yates, a five page story by writer and editor Jeff Whitman and New York Times bestselling artist Jolyon Yates and a cover by Rick Geary. Upcoming issues will include contributions from a wide array of acclaimed children’s and young adult graphic novel creators, including Art Baltazar, Gregory Benton, Eric Esquivel, Veronica and Andy Fish, Sholly Fisch, Ryan Jampole, Jolyon Yates, Jeff Whitman and others. Each 32 page, $3.99 issue will feature a lead story and a five-page backup story, which will provide the opportunity for high profile creators to try their hand at the adventures of the “little green ball of clay.”
The all new GUMBY comic books and upcoming graphic novels are the result of a recently announced partnership between Papercutz and Premavision Inc which allows the esteemed children’s graphic novel publisher to create new material based on the hit GUMBY shorts that have found a new generation of fans through YouTube and DVD releases. Premavision also recently announced development of a new GUMBY television series (in partnership with the Jim Henson Company) and plans for a feature film are also in the works.
Papercutz will collect the first three issues of the GUMBY comic as a graphic novel,
in both hardcover and trade paperback editions, on November 7, 2017.
Papercutz graphic novels for kids, tweens, and teens include a wide range of genres from humor, action adventure, mystery, and horror to favorite licensed characters. It is proud to be the only publisher exclusively dedicated to children’s graphic novels, working every day to introduce young readers to the imaginative wonders waiting to be discovered in comics.
To find out more visit http://www.papercutz.com.
Founded by Art and Ruth Clokey, Premavision/Clokey Productions stop motion animation studio is best known for creating the iconic character Gumby—the world’s original clayboy. The studio has produced over 200 Gumby TV episodes and The Gumby Movie, as well as the popular Davey and Goliath show. The company’s productions have aired worldwide for 60 years, and the legacy continues under the direction of Joe and Joan Clokey.
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