• BOOM Pubwatch: May 2020

    BOOM Pubwatch: May 20201

    Not much has changed since March, the world has still been turned upside down by a global pandemic. Thankfully, I’ve still been able to keep working from home and everyone if my family is healthy (including my brand new baby niece Eva who made her debut a couple of weeks ago) but it’s still a

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  • BOOM! Pubwatch: Welcome to Fall 2019

    BOOM! Pubwatch: Welcome to Fall 20190

    It’s fall! And you know what that means: Halloween candy, cozy scarves, sweaters, and spooky stories. And BOOM! is off to a great start as two of the featured comics this month are ideal fall reading. The arrival of fall also means New York Comic Con is just around the corner and I’ve highlighted some

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  • The Avant-Guards Vol. 1: “It’s So Gay and I Love It!”

    The Avant-Guards Vol. 1: “It’s So Gay and I Love It!”0

    The Avant-Guards Vol. 1 Ed Dukeshire (letterer), Noah Hayes (illustrator), Rebecca Nalty (colourist), Carly Usdin (writer and creator) BOOM!Box September 4, 2019 Getting my 13-year-old daughter to do more than shrug or mumble an “It was good” when I ask what she thinks of a particular comic is an effort in futility. When she spends

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  • PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, September 2018

    PUBWATCH: BOOM! Studios, September 20180

    Wow, can you believe it’s already been a whole month since we last checked in on our BOOM! Studios Pubwatch? Well, have no fear, loyal WWAC readers, for I have not yet forgotten the sacred Pubwatch oath that I swore last month, so here I am with an update on all things BOOM! Explosive News

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  • BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go

    BOOM! Bar: Licenses, Lettering, and Letting Go0

    BOOM! Bar! Where we talk about the month’s BOOM!, KaBOOM!, BOOM! Box, and Archaia releases, try to spot trends, and think about what BOOM! “is,” as a publisher. Remember last month, when I wondered about how letterers get attached to projects at BOOM! and their substudios? Well, I got some answers. So let’s start with

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  • Hardcore Lady-Types Living Their Best Life: Lumberjanes #50

    Hardcore Lady-Types Living Their Best Life: Lumberjanes #500

    Lumberjanes #50 Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh (Writers), Dozerdraws (Artist), Maarta Laiho (Colourist), Aubrey Aiese (Letterer) BOOM! Box May 2018 I used to be a regular Lumberjanes reader, but over the last few years, I’m ashamed to admit I’ve fallen behind on all my ongoing series, Lumberjanes included. I’m slowly getting caught up through the trades,

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