Garfield, the quick-witted orange cartoon strip cat who loves lasagna, coffee, and his remote control, first burst onto the scene in 1978. Nowadays, Garfield carries some major social klout – nearly 10 million fans on Facebook and 43,000 Twitter followers. Garfield’s millions of fans love to view and share images of the comical kitty and, starting now, they’ll be able to kick it up a notch.
Using the Shuttersong free app, you can purchase exclusive packs of licensed Garfield images, add voice or a song clip into the image, and then share to your social networks.
Courtesy of our friends at KABOOM! Studios comes this Geeks of Doom EXCLUSIVE debut for the cover to Garfield #13! Ever since this book was launched by legendary TV writer Mark Evanier, it’s been a smash hit month in and month out for fans both new and old alike.
Check out our exclusive first look at the cover and official solicitation info here after the jump.
America’s favorite pasta-loving feline is back in an all new adventure! For decades we have watched Garfield gobble down entire trays of his favorite food, lasagna. But now, the tables have turned! Will his dinner attack and devour him instead? Will his cuisine reign supreme? All this and more is sure to be answered in Garfield #10. Grab your copy at finer comic and book stores nationwide this February.
Garfield is written by Mark Evanier. Illustrations and art are handled by Andy Hirsch, Dan Davis, and David DeGrand. Cover art is supplied on version A by Gary Barker and Dan Davis with an alternate cover by David DeGrand. Of course, if the choice is a difficult one, you can always buy both. I’m sure KaBOOM! Studios would have no problem with that!
Check out the official solicitation info and both covers after the jump.
Garfield #2 Written by Mark Evanier
Art by Gary Barker & Dan Davis
Colors by Lisa Moore
Letters by Steve Wands
Garfield created by Jim Davis
Covers by Gary Barker & Jim Davis Kaboom!
Release Date: June 6, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
When reading Garfield #2, it’s obvious that this isn’t just another younger readers book. Sure, it’ll appeal to kids, but I got just as much enjoyment out of it as anyone else would.
First off, Mark Evanier wrote for the Garfield Saturday morning cartoons in the ’80s. So, it’s clear to see that he has a fondness for the character and that he KNOWS how to write Garfield, as well as the rest of the cast. Let’s be honest, Garfield is a 3-panel comic strip (more on Sundays) and all that anyone remembers about him is that he loves lasagna, hates Mondays, and is lazy. In this comic, Evanier actually gives him some CHARACTER that totally fits in with everything we’ve ever known about him in the past, and yet, makes him a character that we’re just getting to know. As far as the actual stories go in this issue, it’s classic Garfield and some very fun stuff.
We’ve all come to terms with the fact that any old cartoons we grew up with and love will eventually receive an updated CGI makeover and a run on the Silver Screen. So many have already been through this process — Alvin and the Chipmunks, Garfield, and Marmaduke, to name a few — and none have been very well-accepted…so far.
Another of these CGI re-inventions is of everyone’s favorite little blue creatures: The Smurfs, and while it is very grainy and black and white, UGO has gotten their hands on the first peek of what our dearest Smurfs will look like in computerized form. I personally did not see it when it happened, but apparently a posted leaked a while back for the movie, and that had a Smurf on it as well, but the two look nothing alike.
Continue on to the bottom of the post to check out this first image of what we can expect to see in The Smurfs.