Media Release — BOOM! Studios is proud to announce BY NIGHT #1 in June 2018, kicking off an all-new twelve-issue monthly series from Eisner Award-nominated writer John Allison (Giant Days) and artist Christine Larsen (Adventure Time) about coming home, discovering identity, and accidentally smashing a hole to another dimension.
Aspiring documentarian (and actual chemistry major) Jane has recently reunited with her former best friend Heather, amateur urban explorer. When a trip into an abandoned industrial building leads them to another world, their plan begins to unfold—create a documentary about the world and become filthy, filthy rich. The other side of the portal is filled with monsters, magic and a chance for a whole new life. All they have to do is step through…
“BY NIGHT combines my love of Fringe, the X-Files, Jon Ronson documentaries and long reads about the collapse of post-Industrial western society,” said writer John Allison. “It’s about going home after college and seeing your home town, and your old friends, through opened eyes. I should also add that it will contain plenty of jokes, dads, mild peril and ludicrous beasts that will almost certainly obscure any lofty intellectual ambitions I might have. And I’m so excited to be working with Christine Larsen on the book, a true star with pencil and pen. Readers are going to love her art.”
“John has written a story with everything I like: interesting female protagonists, strange creatures, urban decay, and sharp humor,” artist Christine Larsen. “I’m psyched to be on this adventure with him, and hope readers will feel the same.”
BY NIGHT #1, featuring a main cover by Christine Larsen and a variant cover by John Allison, is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed BOOM! Box imprint, home to popular original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon, Veronica Fish & Mar Julia; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna The Mad; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams.
“John Allison is one of my favorite writers in any medium, period, and Christine Larsen’s art captivated me the moment I saw it for the first time” said Shannon Watters, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Pairing these two for BY NIGHT was a no-brainer, and I’m jazzed to see what you think of what’s already one of my new favorite series.”
Print copies of BY NIGHT #1 will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on June 13. Digital copies of BY NIGHT #1 will be available to purchase on digital book marketplaces, including ComiXology, iBooks, Google Books, 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 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 Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.