John Allison


Next Week… I'll Be At London Super Comic Con. Will You?

It's my gaff. My manor. My part of the world. The London Super Comic Con, the largest comic convention in the UK that's dedicated to comic books, is happening next weekend at the ExCel Centre. Bob Layton once told me that he earned more money at that show than any other. It's where the wallets […]

Night Be With You! Advance Review of Giant Days #11

It's election season in Giant Days #11, and Susan's newfound responsibilities are keeping her extra busy. Unfortunately, that's bad news for her boyfriend McGraw. From BOOM! Box, written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days continues to be a joy to read. Over the past ten issues it's been easy to become invested in the lives of each character […]


Headlines, Love, And OOops! An Advance Review Of Giant Days #9

After such a great issue last month, I was itching to get my hands on another. From BOOM! Box, written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days # 9 follows Ed as he attempts to get over his crush on Esther by working at the student paper. However, things aren't always so […]

Comedic Variety And A Great Gift: Boom! Box 2015 Mix Tape

Gosh, it's such an exciting time of year. The release of Boom! Box 2015 Mix Tape is on the horizon and it's almost unfair to have so many wonderful creative people included in 48 pages! Writers and artists, John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more team up to […]


10 Pages From Giant Days Vol. 1 TP Releasing This Week

I can't stress enough how much fun it is to read Giant Days from BOOM! Box. This week brings the release of the Giant Days Vol. 1 TP, which kind of blows my mind because I still remember the first time I encountered the comic. The series is written by awesome web-comic making machine John […]

It's Almost Time For Another Mix Tape: BOOM! Box 2015 Is Packed With Greatness

There aren't many comics coming out of BOOM! Box that I don't love, so obviously I'm busting at the seams with excitement for the upcoming release of the BOOM! Box 2015 Mix Tape #1. Writers and artists, John Allison, Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, John Kovalic, Jon Chad, Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and more team up […]

Giant Days #6 Deals With A Missing Character!

I'm always so happy when a new issue of Giant Days comes out. You may think I say that a lot, but buying a new issue of Giant Days is like grabbing a bag of your favorite potato chips. It's always going to taste delicious and leave you thinking about the next bag that you're inevitably going to […]

Christmas In July In Giant Days #5

Christmas in July! From BOOM! Studios, Giant Days #5 written by John Allison, with art by Lissa Treiman takes place during a pre-Christmas ball. This issue begins with a look at the difference between girls dress shopping, and boys shopping for a suit. Of course, this is a hilarious thing to witness with this cast of characters. After the preparation […]


Drugs, Love, And The Character History We've Been Waiting For In Giant Days #4

Oh, I adore this series. I really appreciate when comics make me laugh out loud, and that's exactly what Giant Days does. From BOOM! Studios, Giant Days #4 written by John Allison, with art by Lissa Treiman, combines a new love with a handful of drugs, and some character history we've been waiting on for four issues. […]

Advance Review: Giant Days #3 Tackles A Social Media Scandal

When I first started reading BOOM! Box's Giant Days, it quickly sky rocketed to my top five favorite comics. Following the lives of Daisy, Susan, and Esther was an enjoyable entertaining experience from day one. Seeing the girls survive a crazy flu last month was pretty funny, so I couldn't wait to see what John […]

Advance Review: Giant Days #2 Is Comically Honest

Since its release last month, BOOM! Box's, Giant Days has done very well, and is speculated to be just as successful as Lumberjanes. The refreshing look into the every day lives of Daisy, Susan, and Esther are wildly entertaining, and comically honest. It's no surprise that the comic is a hit because of creator and writer John Allison's […]

Orbital In Conversation With Giant Days' John Allison & #Furious 7!

By Chris Thompson [audio:http://popculturehound.net/podcast/OiCPodcastEpisode124.mp3] After last week's debut of The Real/Fake Geeks segment with Maria Norris (which you can still listen to here), this time I'm back with creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round, Bobbins) to discuss the 'return' of Giant Days from Boom! Studios under their Boom! Box imprint. John & I […]

Navigating The Giant Days Of College Life With Genuine & Unique Characters

By Jason Karlson "Nothing you can do can spoil gravy for me" Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, Boom studios and its youthful imprint, Boom! Box have been consistently putting out an increasingly innovative and diverse range of books from new creators such as Lumberjanes, Teendog and Help us! Great Warrior. Joining this impressive line-up […]

Advance Review: Funny, Flirty Giant Days From Boom! Box

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of Giant Days #1, from BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, written by John Allison, with art by Lissa Treiman. I can honestly say, that after reading one issue I am completely in love with these characters. Susan, Esther, and […]

BOOM! Box's Humorous Coming-Of-Age Story Giant Days Arrives In March

BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, will be releasing a new limited series this March entitled Giant Days. From longtime webcomic creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round) and Disney artist Lissa Treiman, comes a quirky coming-of-age adventure. The story will focus on characters, Susan, Esther, and Daisy who quickly became […]

Bad Machinery Vol. 3 By John Allison: We Didn't Start The Fire – But Someone Did

By Cameron Hatheway Someone in the little town of Tackleford has been setting barns on fire. With the town's population consisting of eccentric residents and a few local beasts of legend, anyone could be a suspect if motivation can be proven. It'll take keen detective skills and the right evidence to put the arsonist away […]

Bad Machinery Vol 2: The Case of the Good Boy – Taking Silliness For A Walk

By Ed Saul I have a little sister – the littlest! – who is madly obsessed with Just William. Most especially with the audiobook recordings read by the sublime Martin Jarvis, but also with William's adventures in other media. Like all of my family members, she's also heavily into comics, and has a similar fan-love […]