BOOM! Studios is planning a Giant Days holiday special this November, and they promise it will “bring the holiday cheer.”
Not that kind of holiday cheer!
We’re talking more about a general spiritual enjoyment to be had from reading this new comic from John Allison and Jenn St-Onge. The book is billed as “a tribute to the fictionalized London-as-written for Americans” in BOOM!’s press release, with Allison saying:
“Iconic locations are presented as if they’re a brief walk away from each other, 1950s throwbacks still seem to walk the streets, it’s very clean, there are no poor people. The ghosts of Mary Poppins and bad dentistry loom large, but not as large as Colin Firth. He’s everywhere.”
It sounds a lot like working in the Bleeding Cool offices with Rich Johnston.
“It’s a tribute to the films of Richard Curtis, and the Bridget Jones movies, by someone who has seen those movies perhaps once, and maybe not all the way through,” Allison continued making his case. St. Onge joined in: “Readers can expect some holiday hijinx from our main ladies (with only the best intentions, of course), some gentle Love, Actually inspiration, and the return of some familiar faces for longtime readers of John Allison’s comics. I’m a huge fan of Giant Days and I really hope that as a guest artist (and non-Brit) I do this special justice!”
Giant Days 2017 Special is due out in November. The book’s description, from the press release:
“When Esther is invited to stay with her friend and mentor, Shelley Winters—who is less a mentor and more utterly mental—she brings Daisy and Susan with her. Shelley Winters is a great and distinguished career woman who is hopelessly in love. Susan, Esther and Daisy observe (read: aggressively meddle in) her life, falling back on tried-and-true rom-com cliches to teach her some valuable life lessons.”