Media Release — BOOM! Studios is proud to continue Archaia Summer Reading, a week-long spotlight on the powerful original graphic novel releases from the award-winning imprint in the coming months with an extended first look at ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB.
Arriving in stores this June, ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB is an affecting and inspired examination of one woman’s painful, surreal, and oddly humorous journey following a mastectomy. Master storytellers Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau present the original graphic novel story of Betty, who wakes up alone in a hospital room and finds herself disoriented by the body that greets her. She must face the cruel outside world obsessed with beauty standards, starting with her boyfriend, who’s having a very hard time dealing with her new look. No one seems to know what to make of this new Betty and neither does she.
“Though the story is told through a largely silent sequential narrative, ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB is an affecting look at breast cancer survival and how one woman must struggle, fight, and overcome the obstacles that greet her in her new body and new frame of mind,” said Sierra Hahn, Senior Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau have created a seminal work that simultaneously inspires and entertains as Betty embarks on a remarkable journey of self-discovery.”
Archaia is home to sophisticated, high-end graphic novels such as Mouse Guard by David Petersen, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka and Rust by Royden Lepp, along with series inspired by world-renowned, beloved properties like Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock and Jim Henson’s Labyrinth: Coronation. The Award-winning imprint has spawned a number of critically-acclaimed recent hits including Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez in September 2017; Bolivar by Sean Rubin in November 2017; and the upcoming A Girl in The Himalayas by David Jesus Vignolli, available in stores this month.
Print copies of ABOUT BETTY’S BOOB will be available for sale in June 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
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About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.