Over The Garden Wall Comic Miniseries With A New Story
KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios, and Cartoon Network Enterprises, have announced that Patrick McHale (creator of Over the Garden Wall) and Jim Campbell (Storyboard Artist) have produced a new four issue Over the Garden Wall comic miniseries. Last November, Cartoon Network debuted the Emmy nominated Over the Garden Wall in the United States, this was CN’s first original animated miniseries. The miniseries story is about two half-brothers called Wirt and Greg trying to find their way home as they’re stuck in the Unknown, a land of mystery and danger. The miniseries featured an all star voice acting cast with Elijah Wood (Lord of the Rings Trilogy) as Wirt, Collin Dean (The War at Home) as Greg, and Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) as Beatrice.
KaBOOM! originally released a one-shot comic for Over The Garden Wall on 5th November last year which was sold out immediately. The story of the comic mini-series will take place between episodes three and four (Schooltown Follies/Songs of the Dark Lantern), Wirt and Greg try to get a ride out of town but end up having to walk. They come across two girls playing and they have to keep them entertained so that they don’t wake their giant father.
The first issue of the Over the Garden Wall comic will be available in comic shops in the United States on Wednesday 26th August (the final order deadline is Monday 3rd August), with cover art by series artist Jim Campbell for $3.99.
BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing, Filip Sablik made this statement about the new Over The Garden Wall comic book miniseries:
“We are incredibly excited to dive back into the unknown with Patrick and Jim. We adored the Over the Garden Wall animated miniseries here at BOOM!, and this new limited series will allow us to explore even more adventures with Wirt, Greg, the Woodsman, and all our favorite characters.”
KaBOOM! currently produce and publish comics for other Cartoon Network shows such as Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball and Steven Universe.