BOOM! Studios Reveals New Cover for SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Graphic Novel 

Discover an All New Way of Looking at Author Kurt Vonnegut’s Seminal Masterpiece in September 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 10, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a new cover by Albert Monteys with Scott Newman for the brand new graphic novel, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. An American classic and one of the world’s seminal anti-war novels, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time by Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) with color assistance by Ricard Zaplana, available in stores September 2020.

Listen: Billy Pilgrim has…
…read Kilgore Trout
…opened a successful optometry business
…built a loving family
…witnessed the firebombing of Dresden
…traveled to the planet Tralfamadore
…met Kurt Vonnegut
…come unstuck in time.

Billy Pilgrim’s journey is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be fallibly human. 

Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959, and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel by Marcos Prior and David Rubín, and more. 

Print copies of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE will be available for sale on September 9, 2020 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one),  September 15, 2020 at bookstores, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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Reedpop Announces Annual Adult Book & Author Breakfast Lineup at BookExpo 2020

Zerlina Maxwell, Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Carmen Maria Machado, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rebecca Roanhorse Unveil Political Commentaries and Memoirs, Poetry Anthologies, and Fantasy Novels and Thrillers

Norwalk, CT, February 10, 2020: Five of the most important and varied voices in 2020 adult literature will take the stage together for the annual Adult Book & Author Breakfast on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at BookExpo. Radio host and television political analyst Zerlina Maxwell will host this highly anticipated event. She’ll be joined by United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Carmen Maria Machado, Rep. Ilhan Omar, and Rebecca Roanhorse, during which each author will draw from their diverse backgrounds and perspectives to discuss their latest books and initiatives.

Zerlina Maxwell is an MSNBC Political Analyst, Senior Director of Progressive Programming for SiriusXM and the co-host of the award-winning radio show, Signal Boost. She’s a former Hillary Clinton staffer and worked as an organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign. In her new book of political commentary, The End of White Politics: How to Heal Our Liberal Divide (Hachette Book Group), Maxwell dismantles the past and present problems of the Left — challenging the “Bernie Bros,” Joe Biden, and centrist-thinkers, and argues how liberals can use identity politics to win upcoming elections. Instead of turning away from identity politics, she examines how progressives can lean into it to unite in a common vision and make progressive politics into a winning movement.

Best known for her acclaimed memoir Crazy Brave and her best-selling poetry volume An American Sunrise, Joy Harjo has received prizes including the Wallace Stevens Award, the Jackson Poetry Prize, the Ruth Lilly Prize, the William Carlos Williams Award, and the American Indian Distinguished Achievement in the Arts award, among others. The first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo now presents When the Light of the World was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through, A Norton Anthology of Native Nations Poetry. This anthology gathers the work of more than 160 poets, representing nearly 100 indigenous nations, into one momentous volume that celebrates the indigenous peoples of North America, the first poets of this country, whose literary traditions stretch back centuries.

Award-winning, bestselling horror writer Carmen Maria Machado (Her Body and Other Parties, In the Dream House) presents her comic book debut, The Low, Low Woods. Published by DC as part of horror icon Joe Hill’s Hill House Comics imprint, the series is a surreal and harrowing journey of two queer teenagers, El and Octavia, who are discovering the mystery behind their home of Shudder-To-Think, PA, a town where long abandoned coal mines still burn underground and the surrounding woods are thick with rabbits with human eyes, swaths of men without their skins, and a woman with deer antlers.

U.S. Representative for Minnesota Ilhan Omar unveils This Is What America Looks Like (Dey Street Books), an intimate and rousing memoir about her life as the first African refugee, the first Somali-American, and one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Her memoir touches on numerous urgent and current issues while describing her upbringing, how war broke out in Somalia, her life in a Kenyan refugee camp, her arrival in this country where she pursued an education and the American dream, her commitment to public service first as a community organizer and later running for office, while also raising three children and navigating the needs of her tight-knit family.

Finally, Rebecca Roanhorse showcases her fantasy novel Black Sun (Saga Press), the first installment of a new epic fantasy trilogy inspired by the Anasazi cliff dwellings and the Mayan and Aztec cultures, that tells the story of four warring matriarchies battling for power with political intrigue and deadly schemes. Roanhorse, renowned for Trail of Lightning, Storm of Locusts, and Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, is a Nebula, Hugo, Locus and Campbell Award-winning speculative fiction writer. A busy and prolific writer, her middle grade novel Race to the Sun for the Rick Riordan Presents imprint released in January while Black Sun follows in October 2020.

“We’re humbled to be able to showcase such a powerful group of authors whose latest works come from such varied and meaningful perspectives,” said Jennifer Martin, Event Director of BookExpo. “The Adult Book & Author Breakfast allows us to bring together important writers who reflect the current publishing climate, and I can’t wait for out attendees to learn from their invaluable insights.”

Registration for BookExpo is open now with special early bird pricing through April 28.

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BOOM! Studios Announces BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA Winter Book Tour With Co-Writer Jared Reinmuth

“This penetrating portrait of a broken correctional system and a flawed man focuses on his legacy of courage, which towers over the forces stacked against him.”-Publishers Weekly Starred Review

“Sure to be one of the most discussed books this year.” – Library Journal Starred Review


LOS ANGELES, CA (January 31, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced the BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA Winter Book Tour, in support of the new graphic memoir written by Frank “Big Black” Smith and Jared Reinmuth and illustrated by Améziane (Muhammad Ali), available everywhere books are sold on February 18, 2020.

BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA is an unflinching look at the true story about the price of standing up to injustice in what remains one of the bloodiest civil rights confrontations in American history, told for the very first time from the man at the center of it all – Frank “Big Black” Smith. Co-writer Jared Reinmuth will visit bookstores and libraries across New York state to meet with readers and sign copies of this historic release, with select appearances by special guests Daniel Meyers, one of the key lawyers in the decades-long lawsuit following the events of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising, and Pearl “Battle” Smith, Frank “Big Black” Smith’s wife.

In the summer of 1971, New York’s Attica State Prison was a symbol of everything broken in America – prisoner abuse, rampant racism and a blind eye turned towards the injustices perpetrated on the powerless. But when the guards at Attica overreacted to a minor incident, the prisoners decided they’d had enough – and revolted against their jailers, taking them hostage and making demands for humane conditions.

A natural leader, Frank “Big Black” Smith found himself at the center of this uprising, struggling to protect hostages, prisoners and negotiators alike. But when the only avenue for justice seemed to be negotiating with Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Big Black soon discovered that a peaceful resolution for the prisoners in Attica was unattainable.

The BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA Winter Book Tour stops include several locations, beginning with the New York City institution, Strand Bookstore, on February 17, to celebrate the release of the graphic memoir.

Monday, February 17, 2020, New York City NY: 7:00-8:00pm at Strand Bookstore, with special guests Daniel Meyers and Pearl “Battle” Smith, and moderator Victor LaValle, acclaimed author of The Changeling and Victor LaValle’s Destroyer 
Saturday, February 22, 2020, New York City, NY: 3:00pm at NYPL – Grand Central Branch, with special guests Daniel Meyers and Pearl “Battle” Smith, and moderator Susen Shi, Senior Librarian
Saturday, February 29, 2020, Saugerties, NY: 6:00-8:30pm at Saugerties Public Library
Saturday, March 7, 2020, Kingston, NY: 6:00pm at We Got the Juice
Saturday, March 21, 2020, Woodstock, NY: 3:00pm at The Golden Notebook
Saturday, April 11, 2020, Saugerties, NY: 2:00pm at Inquiring Minds Bookstore & Cafe
Wednesday-Friday, May 27-29, 2020, New York City, NY: Jared Reinmuth will be a guest at BOOM! Studios booth at BookExpo 2020 at the Javits Center

BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel by Marcos Prior and David Rubín, and more. 

Print copies of BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA will be available at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) on February 12, 2020, bookstores on February 18, 2020, or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on BIG BLACK: STAND AT ATTICA and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

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BOOK TWO OF EISNER AWARD-NOMINATED, YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES NORROWAY—THE QUEEN ON THE HIGH MOUNTAIN—WILL HIT SHELVES FROM IMAGE COMICS THIS AUGUST

PORTLAND, Ore. 01/13/2020 — Bestselling creative team of writer Cat Seaton and artist Kit Seaton (Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Afar) return to the Eisner Award-nominated, critically acclaimed, graphic novel trilogy Norroway with Book Two: The Queen on the High Mountain.

This second book in the lauded series continues the Scottish fairytale retelling with charm and whimsy and is perfect for fans of Jen Wang’s The Prince and The Dressmaker. It hits shelves from Image Comics this August 2020.

“I’m really thrilled to showcase an older, wizened, more grizzled Sibylla,” said Kit Seaton. “Plus there’s a new cast of characters who will add depth, as well as twists and turns to the narrative. We’ve really taken the story to new heights (pun intended) and can’t wait to show readers this widened view of the world of Norroway.”

Seven years have passed since the disastrous events of Norroway, Book One, and now it’s time for Sibylla to face her curse-breaking destiny. When Troll Kingdom soldiers arrive in the once-safe town of Fiskeby, she’s forced to flee up the Glass Mountain. But the moment she steps foot on Troll lands, she’s thrown into a jail cell, where she discovers her amnesiac ex-fiancé is set to wed the Troll Queen’s daughter. Using all of her wits, she must convince the princess to turn against her own mother, or else face execution on the day of the wedding—and doom the kingdom to remain cursed forever.

Cat Seaton added: “In this book we really start to break free of the mold of the original fairy tale—most of the set up has happened, and now we’re seeing the payoff, and the consequences. Canonically, it’s seven years between the lead character’s fall down the mountain and her climb back up. In the original fairy tale you have a girl who waited. With Sibylla, she stopped waiting. She moved on. And then her past came knocking.”

Norroway, Book Two: The Queen on the High Mountain (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1607-2) will be available on Wednesday, August 26 and in bookstores on Tuesday, September 1. It can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop or on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

Norroway, Book Two will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.

Norroway, Book One: The Black Bull of Norroway (ISBN: 978-1534308558) remains available wherever books are sold, including comic book shops and on AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieBound, and Indigo.

Praise for Norroway, Book One:

2019 Eisner Award nomination for “Best Publication for Teens”
The Chicago Public Library’s “Best of the Best Books 2018”
2018 Foreword Reviews Indie Winner in “Graphic Novels & Comics”

“More than just a typical fairy-tale adaptation…visually rich and the characters are diverse.” —The Los Angeles Times

“Panels are beautifully illustrated with rich, sweeping details and magical elements… A gripping cliff-hanger will have readers excited to pick up the next volume.” —School Library Journal

“Cat and Kit Seaton have created a story and characters so breathtaking that I think of this book almost every day. Sibylla is an energetic and headstrong protagonist who encounters mesmerizing characters, gorgeous lands, and high-stakes curses throughout her journey. I am smitten.” —Leila del Duca, Sleepless

“Beautifully drawn and wonderfully told, Norroway is a marvelous re-imagining of the classic myth.” —Johnnie Christmas, Angel Catbird

“I adored this comic. I can’t wait to see how these two anti-heroes get together and save the Bull and his family from the curse.” —Love in Panels

Norroway is reminiscent of Jim Henson’s Storyteller—the sort of book that sends not just the protagonist on a journey into another world, but the reader, too.” —Paste Magazine

“A brilliant take on mythological elements.” —The Beat

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Watch the Brand New Trailer for Simon Spurrier and Chris Wildgoose’s ALIENATED #1 From BOOM! Studios

“Brilliant concept, gorgeous art, and one of my favorite writers?ALIENATED is an easy add to my pull list.”—Brian K. Vaughan

“I heard the idea and I yelped with joy. Spurrier and Wildgoose are forces of nature. They cannot be stopped.” – Kieron Gillen

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 17, 2020) – BOOM! Studios is proud to reveal a brand new series trailer for ALIENATED #1,  the premiere issue of a new original series from acclaimed writer Simon Spurrier (John Constantine: Hellblazer, Coda), artist Chris Wildgoose (Batgirl, Batman: Nightwalker), colorist André May, and letterer Jim Campbell, a subversive coming-of-age story about having all the power to change the world but the unready hands to truly wield it, available in February 2020.

Three teenagers, each an outcast in their own way, stumble upon an unearthly entity as it’s born. As they bond over this shared secret and the creature’s incredible abilities, it becomes clear to the teenagers that their cute little pet is a predator in the making—and it’s in need of prey. Guided by the best intentions at first, the teens’ decisions soon become corrupted by adolescent desires, small town jealousies, and internal rivalries, sending them into a catastrophic spiral of their own making.

ALIENATED #1 features a main cover illustrated by Wildgoose and variant cover art by acclaimed artists Bengal (Death or Glory) and Jamie McKelvie (Wicked + Divine).

ALIENATED is the newest release from BOOM! Studios’ eponymous imprint, home to critically acclaimed original series, including Once & Future by Kieron Gillen and Dan Mora; Something is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV and Werther Dell’Edera; Faithless by Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet; Abbott by Saladin Ahmed and Sami Kivelä; Bury The Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe; Klaus by Grant Morrison and Dan Mora; Folklords by Matt Kindt and Matt Smith; The Red Mother by Jeremy Haun and Danny Luckert and the upcoming King of Nowhere by W. Maxwell Prince and Tyler Jenkins. The imprint also publishes popular licensed properties including Joss Whedon’s Firefly from Greg Pak and Dan McDaid; Buffy the Vampire Slayer from Jordie Bellaire and David López; Angel from Bryan Edward Hill and Gleb Melnikov; and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers from Ryan Parrott and Daniele Di Nicuolo.

Print copies of ALIENATED #1 will be available for sale February 12, 2020 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.

For continuing news on ALIENATED and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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DOUBLE HEADER TONIGHT ON IWTV.LIVE STARTING AT 8PM EST WITH THE MICRO WRESTLING FEDERATION!

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWED BY THE LIVE PREMIERE OF WEST COAST PRO WRESTLING AT 10PM EST!


TONIGHT (1/17) at 10pm EST/7pm PST West Coast Pro Wrestling makes their IWTV debut with 17 Reasons live from South San Francisco, California. The show features a title match, big debuts and many of the brightest stars the West Coast independent scene has to offer.

  • Hammerstone has already made successful defenses of his West Coast Pro Wrestling Championship against Trey Miguel and Nick Gage. At 17 Reasons he puts the title on the line against Jorel Nelson.
  • AJ Gray makes his long awaited West Coast debut against fellow heavy hitter, and California standout, Will Hobbs.
  • It’ll be O.G. vs upstart when Independent Wrestling legend B-Boy battles one of the most explosive up-and-comers on the West Coast, Starboy Charlie.
  • Aaron Solow comes to West Coast Pro Wrestling for the first time to take on one of the biggest breakout stars of last year, Chris Bey.
  • Marcus Lewis has long been one of the most dynamic wrestlers in the Bay Area. TONIGHT he tests his skills against the death defying “Neon Ninja,” Facade!
  • Pacific Northwest standouts 4 Minutes Of Heat square of against the talented tandem of Zicky Dice and Levi Shapiro.
  • Two of the best in the West go toe-to-toe when Heather Monroe squares off against Vipress.
  • Sonico vs Alpha Zo vs D-Rogue vs Titus Alexander in a special four-way showcase!

West Coast Pro Wrestling’s 17 Reasons streams LIVE TONIGHT at 10pm PST/7pm EST on IWTV.LIVE!

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends Unveils its Long-Lost Comic Book Finale

Two Decades in the Making, Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco’s Unique Interpretation of TMNT Concludes with All-New Stories in Issues #24-26

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 13, 2020) – IDW Publishing (OTCQX: IDWM) is proud to announce that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends, their monthly comic book series reprinting the incomplete TMNT series originally released from 1996 to 1999, will finally be  concluded with an all-new story running from issue #24 through #26.

The original creative team of writer Gary Carlson and artist Frank Fosco reunite to bring their long-awaited ending to the Urban Legends saga, colored by Adam Guzowski (who skillfully colored the entire series). The new storyline, debuting with issue #24 in April, unmasks the mysterious and deadly Lady Shredder, leading to a senses-shattering showdown that TMNT fans have waited two decades to see!

“It’s a pleasure to be able to finish up the TMNT storylines that Frank Fosco and I started over twenty years ago,” says Carlson. “I have always been proud of the issues we did at Image. It’s great to know that our run hasn’t been forgotten, and that so many fans are excited to see how it would have ended.”

“After all these years, we’re excited to finally be able to wrap up this awesome storyline… so put a helmet on, buckle up, and jump on for an exciting ride full of twists and turns. We’ve all been waiting for this!” says Fosco.

“IDW is proud to have helped Gary and Frank’s adrenaline-packed iteration of TMNT reach its natural and satisfying conclusion,” says editor Megan Brown. “It’s been an immensely rewarding experience to bring this series to both a new audience and old fans, and to see a renewed interest in the wonderful Urban Legends!”

For information on how to secure copies of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

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Find Your FOREVER HOME in Jenna Ayoub’s New Graphic Novel From BOOM! Studios 

Discover the Hidden Ghosts in this Original New Middle Grade Novel about Family and Home in November 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 13, 2020) – BOOM! Studios announced today a brand new original graphic novel, FOREVER HOME, from cartoonist Jenna Ayoub (Adventure Time), an all-new story about finding your place and learning to love where you are, available in November 2020.

Willow has had a nomadic childhood—with two parents in the military, staying put has become a pipe dream. And when the family arrives at their latest stop— the historic Hadleigh House— Willow encounters something that doesn’t help her chances of finding home… ghosts!

Hadleigh House’s spectral residents have been scaring off would-be homebuyers for decades, and they intend to keep the house to themselves. But Willow’s not about to let some nagging spirits force her to move for the millionth time. As Willow spends time in the house and gains the ghosts’ respect through her own strong will to stay in the house no matter what, they find that all of them belong there. Together, the restless spirits are finally able to find some peace, and Willow finds a home.

Then it’s just a matter of convincing Willow’s parents that this old house is the one for them- ghosts included.

Jenna Ayoub is a comic artist and writer who began her career as an inker and has since worked as an illustrator for comic book series including, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and The Amazing World of Gumball with BOOM! Studios. Her latest project is the graphic novel FOREVER HOME, which she has both written and illustrated.

FOREVER HOME has been a very fun, and very personal project for me. It has given me the chance to pay homage to the spirits that I love—many of whom are actually still alive and hopefully will appreciate the little parts that they contributed to this story,” said cartoonist Jenna Ayoub. “I’m very excited to bring this adventure to life, and hope that it will bring readers as much joy as it has brought me.”

FOREVER HOME is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! Imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including original series like Just Beyond by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, as well as Wonder Pony by Marie Spénale and the upcoming Space Bear by Ethan Young, along with licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over the Garden Wall. 

“I’ve been excited about this book since the pitch first came in, and now having the chance to work with Jenna and watch her bring Willow and the charming, funny, and heartfelt world of FOREVER HOME to life is an absolute joy,” said Bryce Carlson, Vice President, Editorial & Creative Strategy, BOOM! Studios. “Jenna is an incredible talent whose debut graphic novel weaves a heartwarming tale about a young girl who finally finds a place she can call home and the lengths she’ll go to protect the place—and those living and unliving inside—that she loves.”

Print copies of FOREVER HOME will be available for sale in November 2020 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 Madefire.

For continuing news on FOREVER HOME and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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BOOM! Studios Announces SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE Graphic Novel By Ryan North and Albert Monteys 

Super excited for this adaptation.

Discover an All New Way of Looking at Author Kurt Vonnegut’s Seminal Masterpiece in September 2020

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 8, 2020) – BOOM! Studios today announced a brand new graphic novel, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE. An American classic and one of the world’s seminal anti-war novels, Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five is faithfully presented in graphic novel form for the first time by Eisner Award-winning writer Ryan North (How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Albert Monteys (Universe!) with color assistance by Ricard Zaplana, available in stores September 2020.

Listen: Billy Pilgrim has…

…read Kilgore Trout
…opened a successful optometry business
…built a loving family
…witnessed the firebombing of Dresden
…traveled to the planet Tralfamadore
…met Kurt Vonnegut

…come unstuck in time.

Billy Pilgrim’s journey is at once a farcical look at the horror and tragedy of war where children are placed on the frontlines and die (so it goes), and a moving examination of what it means to be fallibly human.

Kurt Vonnegut’s black humor, satiric voice, and incomparable imagination first captured America’s attention in The Sirens of Titan in 1959, and established him as “a true artist” (The New York Times) with Cat’s Cradle in 1963. He was, as Graham Greene declared, “one of the best living American writers.” Kurt Vonnegut died in 2007.

Ryan North is the writer responsible for Dinosaur Comics, the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Adventure Time comic book series for BOOM! Studios, the bestselling anthology series Machine of Death and the New York Times bestselling and Eisner-Award winning Unbeatable Squirrel Girl series for Marvel Comics. North has also written a New York Times bestselling series of choose-your-own-adventure books based on Shakespeare’s classic plays Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet. His latest book, How to Invent Everything, is nothing less than a complete cheat sheet for civilization. North currently resides in Toronto, Canada.

“Like most people, Kurt Vonnegut has been one of my favourite writers since I first read his books decades ago, and it’s been such an honour—and challenge—to adapt his most famous work for a new medium. Slaughterhouse-Five is a deeply funny and deeply moving book, and my goal with this project was to keep all of that, while still making something that feels at home in this medium,” said writer Ryan North. “I picture it as a window into an alternate universe where Kurt (and Kilgore Trout) worked in comics instead of prose. Every medium can do things that others can’t, I’m beyond excited to share this new version of Slaughterhouse-Five with you very soon.”

Albert Monteys is a Spanish graphic novelist and illustrator, best known for his work in El Jueves, a weekly satirical magazine that he directed from 2006 until 2011. Monteys also created the series Carlitos Fax for the children’s magazine Mister K. In 2014, he founded a satirical monthly publication Orgullo y Satisfaccion (Pride and Satisfaction) with several other cartoonists, and began to publish a science fiction comic, ¡Universo! (Universe!) in Panel Syndicate, winning a 2017 Eisner Award nomination for Best Digital Comic.

“What a challenge, what an opportunity! When I was presented with the chance to collaborate in the graphic novel adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five my first reaction was ‘this is one of my favorite books and it can’t be adapted.’ That was until I read Ryan North’s script, nodding enthusiastically at every great idea, every moving moment, every scene that made me want to grab my pencil right away.” said artist Albert Monteys. “A good adaptation shines new light on the original, I hope we managed to do just that. I think we did, somewhat, in the telegraphic schizophrenic manner of tales of the planet Tralfamadore—which is what comics are, after all.”

SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Ameziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel, The Grand Abyss Hotel by Marcos Prior and David Rubín, and more.

“The trust and support shown by the Vonnegut family is gratifying for everyone who poured their hearts into ensuring we could best represent Kurt Vonnegut’s seminal work while creating something new in the graphic novel space,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “We believe we’ve created a gateway book for new Vonnegut readers and a book any longtime fan will admire and want on their shelves.”

Print copies of SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE will be available for sale in September 2020 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 Madefire.

For continuing news on SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE and more from BOOM!, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter. 

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Official Inside IWW Combat art promo

A preview of a video featuring footage from and assisted by P-CS’ own Reid Harris Cooper.

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