As we reported previously at Comicon.com, Papercutz is publishing a series of all-new all-ages comics and graphic novels featuring beloved character Gumby and many of his friends.
The fact that the series will be published monthly has opened up an opportunity for a number of comics creators to take part, and they’ve clearly flocked to that chance.
Papercutz has also 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 writer Ray Fawkes and artist Jolyon Yates, a five page story by writer and editor Jeff Whitman and artist Jolyon Yates and a cover by Rick Geary.
Upcoming issues will include contributions from a wide range of accomplished 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 more 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 part of a partnership between Papercutz and Premavision Inc. 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.
Look out for Gumby issue #1 in shops on July 5th 2017, and a look at upcoming issues at San Diego Comic-Con 2017!