So Archaia got bought by BOOM!, which is a really cool prospect, and now I’m getting BOOM! press releases in addition to Archaia ones, which is pretty sweet because I appreciate BOOM! for what it is. So today I get an e-mail simply titled “Visual Press Release”, and this is all it is (aside from the usual About The Company mumbo jumbo).
I don’t know what it is! I’ve googled it, and I’ve tried to figure it out, but all I can find is the Twitter hashtag, #WeAreBoom. It looks like it’s going to be a new indie initiative from BOOM!, which would make sense seeing as they launched the new Artist Submission Facebook page a few weeks ago, aiming at giving artists an easy place to post their art for review. We’ll keep an ear to the ground and see what comes of this.
The rest of the press release follows.
About BOOM! Studios
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, RETURN OF THE DAPPER MEN, and many other great titles.