I have a new 12-issue Boom!Box series, By Night, in comic shops and on Comixology today. If you enjoy my other comics, I think you’ll like this one. It’s about two high school best friends who reunite after years apart at university to rebuild their friendship, mostly by travelling through a trans-dimensional portal. It’s got jokes, peril, conspiracy, dads, urban decay, a troll, teens, “seapunk” and much, much more. I have fired a lot of ideas into this willing receptacle.
Who is joining me on this quest? Artist CHRISTINE LARSEN (Adventure Time), colorist SARAH STERN (Rick & Morty, Power Rangers:Pink &c.) and letterer JIM CAMPBELL (Giant Days, 500 other monthly books)! Together, I have to believe we can do it.
Issue 1 has variant covers by me and (personal heroes) STUDIO GURIHIRU, I know which one I’d choose (the latter) but as Graham used to say on Blind Date: the choice is yours.
Issue 39s are tricky things. In issue 39 of the original run of ROM, the space knight spends 17 pages trying to find a pen that works in order to write a cheque. It turns out that the Dire Wraiths have stolen all the ink in the world. A pretty odd comic you will agree. But GIANT DAYS 39 just makes sense! It’s time for the graduate careers fair, and amongst the usual fooling around, I have hidden many hot tips for entering the world of work. Art by JULIA MADRIGAL and WHITNEY COGAR, lettering by JIM CAMPBELL.
Get it in from June 6th in comic shops and on Comixology!
PS - an note for Max Sarin fans - Max is back next issue.
Giant Days 38 is out today in comic shops and via Comixology! The third year begins in earnest as Daisy, Susan and Esther take up their new dwellings. Featuring guest art by the wonderful JULIA MADRIGAL, who ably fills in for Max Sarin (who drew the cover above) on issues 38 & 39. Returning: colourist WHITNEY COGAR and letterer JIM CAMPBELL.
A REMINDER: next month there’s a double dose of J. Allison-written comics, as my new limited series By Night (created with artist Christine Larsen) debuts on June 13th via Boom! Box. More details soon!