Almost a year ago, Boom asked me if I’d like to do a Giant Days holiday special. I said yes, then wished (on multiple occasions) that I’d said no. It started at 22 pages. Then it was 32. Then it was 40. It wasn’t Christmas any more. I was trying to write three projects at once. But there was one thing that kept me going - the chance to reunite with original series artist LISSA TREIMAN. There was no way I was giving her anything other than my best. And I couldn’t be more proud of the results.
So pick up GIANT DAYS HOLIDAY SPECIAL #1 for a 32-page Christmas tale from Lissa and I, plus an 8-page Tackleford bonus from me and CAANAN GRALL, one of my favourite cartoonists.
I can say - without question - this is the best 40-page comic I have ever plotted and broken down into pages on a train at 6.30 in the morning. None better. HAPPY HOLIDAYS WHOEVER YOU ARE.
[Get it from your local comic shop, or Comixology]
If you get your books from your local comic shop (and why wouldn’t you?), the final order cutoff for BAD MACHINERY VOL. 6 is next Monday, October 24. The book is packed with new pages, revised artwork, and exclusive extracts from Mr Gravy’s vile, self-serving autobiography which I believe should not be missed.
I was away last week, so I have neglected to tell you that Giant Days 19 and volume 3 are out in comic shops and on Comixology now! Issue 19 concerns the clear and present dangers of the modern music festival, and volume 3 features issues 9-12 of the series. I have a few copies of issue 19 (and other back issues) in my UK shop.
I spoke to David Harper’s Off Panel podcast about the Bobbinsverse, Giant Days, Bad Machinery and my forthcoming (hypothetical) writing gig on Homeland. It was a good one, I think!
Giant Days 18 is on shelves at comic book shops and on Comixology today. It’s the final issue of the ladies’ first year, sunset on those innocent carefree days. Join me, MAX SARIN (pencils), LIZ FLEMING (inks), WHITNEY COGAR (colours) and JIM CAMPBELL (letters) as they knock the old place down!
If you’ve not picked up Giant Days yet, what are you waiting for? The first eight issues are available in trade paperbacks now, and the next one is out next month. I’ve also got selected back issues (including the latest) to patch holes in your collection in my shop.