Jim Davis' famously fat feline Garfield is coming to monthly comic books with a new ongoing series this May from Boom! Studios' all-ages imprint, Kaboom! Helming the new series is longtime comic book scribe and Garfield and Friends animated series alum Mark Evanier, along with artist Gary Barker, known for his work on the Garfield comic script, children's books, multimedia and more. The news comes care of CBR's exclusive interview with Evanier, who was hand-picked by Davis for the gig.When asked about the contents of Garfield #1, Evanier teased CBR with some comforting details:

"If I knew, I'd tell you, but I literally start writing #1 as soon as I finish this interview. I have a hunch it'll have something to do with eating lasagna or sleeping. Or both. Most likely, both."

Like Boom!'s recent Adventure Time and Peanuts books, Garfield #1 is slated to contain at least two stories and could likely rock some alternate covers. Might I suggest KC Green?

[Via CBR]