BOOM! Direct Reserve and Explosm are launching a CYANIDE & HAPPINESS comics collection to celebrate 20 years.
The press release follows:
Media Release — To kick off early festivities for Cyanide & Happiness’ upcoming 20th anniversary, BOOM! Studios proudly announces the launch of its latest BOOM! Direct Reserve campaign with CYANIDE & HAPPINESS 20th ANNIVERSARY EXTRAVAGANZA starting today!
The irreverent biting satire of CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has made it one of the most beloved and successful webcomics of all time and brought its millions of worldwide fans unadulterated joy for nearly 20 years. BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Explosm, is thrilled to offer fans of this transcendent phenomenon not only a brand new collection of comic strips and mostly true history of the franchise, but the first ever library of high end hardcover editions of all three of BOOM! Studios’ previously published editions. along with highly limited collectibles celebrating nearly two decades of hilarity.
Alongside the new CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: TWENTY YEARS WASTED collection and commemorative 20th Anniversary deluxe editions of PUNCHING ZOO, STAB FACTORY, and A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS, this BOOM! Direct Reserve Campaign will also offer fans an exclusive A/R enhanced enamel pin in collaboration with Pinfinity, a highly collectible 20th anniversary calendar, a limited edition vinyl swear jar toy, and exclusive Joking Hazard playing cards to collect and add to your game, along with more rewards and upgrades to be announced throughout the month!
“It is truly incredible that Cyanide & Happiness is reaching this monumental milestone and beyond that built an empire of comics, games, animation, and so much more. Dave, Kris, and Rob’s irreverent, often dark, always at least mildly inappropriate sense of humor created the blueprint for many webcomics putting them in a category of one on the internet for two decades, and we at BOOM! Studios are truly honored to be part of their continuing story.” -President of Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik.
“We are very excited to celebrate twenty years of Cyanide & Happiness. Webcomics are dead. Books are the future of comics. Long live books!” -Rob DenBleyker
“Yeah, this is pretty cool I guess. I like books. I hope people buy it.” -Dave McElfatrick
“We are making a new book.” -Kris Wilson
Cyanide & Happiness 20th Anniversary Extravaganza BOOM! Direct Reserve Campaign is live on Kickstarter beginning 11:00 am PST Tuesday, September 19th and will continue for the next 30 days, ending at 11:00am PST on Thursday, October 19th. The upcoming 20th Anniversary editions of CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: NO REFUNDS, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: STAB FACTORY, and CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS in standard softcover format are slated for release in the comic book specialty, book, and library markets in fall 2024.
For continuing news on Cyanide & Happiness comic books and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
About Cyanide & Happiness
Cyanide & Happiness is a daily comic strip that started in 2005, and has since branched out into animation, card games and video games, and become an Internet staple that everyone has either heard of, or at least seen grace (or disgrace) their social media profiles. With over 25 million accumulated followers on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and TikTok, Cyanide & Happiness has been a pioneer of independent animation, with several multimillion dollar Kickstarters and their books and card games available in stores worldwide.
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 four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—the company has produced bestselling, award-winning original work, including Keanu Reeves’ BRZRKR, Something is Killing the Children, and Lumberjanes, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Dune, Magic: The Gathering, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, and The Jim Henson Company properties. R.L. Stine’s Just Beyond, based on bestselling BOOM! graphic novel series, is currently streaming on Disney+. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through a first-look relationship with Netflix including the upcoming animated TV series Mech Cadets in 2023. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.