Jenn St. Onge’s cover for the Giant Days 2017 Special.

Rogues Portal is excited to have a first look and exclusive sneak peak at the announcement for the upcoming release from BOOM! Studios, the Giant Days 2017 Special that will feature the art of Jenn St. Onge (Jem & the Misfits). To the right you can see Jenn’s stunning cover for the issue which will be out on November 22, 2017.

FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the GIANT DAYS 2017 SPECIAL, just in time for the holiday season. Eisner Award-nominated Giant Days creator John Allison (Bad Machinery) is teaming up with Jem & the Misfits artist Jenn St-Onge for a tribute to the films of Richard Curtis, because nothing says London at Christmastime like Love, Actually.

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 clichés to teach her some valuable life lessons.

“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,” says Allison.

One of Jenn St. Onge’s warmup sketches of Daisy, Esther, and Susan.

The GIANT DAYS 2017 SPECIAL is also a tribute to the fictionalized London-as-written for Americans, according to Allison. “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,” Allison describes. “The ghosts of Mary Poppins and bad dentistry loom large, but not as large as Colin Firth. He’s everywhere.”

Giant Days first began online, written and illustrated by Allison before it was picked up by BOOM! Studios and published as an ongoing series in 2015. The series has been nominated for Eisner, Harvey, and Ringo Awards.

“Readers can expect some holiday hijinks 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,” adds artist Jenn St-Onge. “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!”

Print copies of the GIANT DAYS 2017 SPECIAL will be available for sale at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore in November. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers including comiXology, iBooks, Google Books, and the BOOM! Studios app.

Giant Days 2017 Special – One-shot
Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: John Allison
Artist: Jenn St. Onge
Cover Artist: Jenn St. Onge
Format: 40 pages, full color
Price: $7.99
On sale: November 22, 2017
Synopsis: Join Esther, Susan, and Daisy as they spend Christmas in a very “Love Actually” London in this tribute to the films of Richard Curtis.

Stephanie Cooke
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Stephanie is a Toronto based writer and editor. She's a comic book fan, avid gamer, movie watcher, lover of music, and sarcasm. She is a purveyor of too many projects and has done work for Talking Comics, JoBlo.com, Agents of Geek, Word of the Nerd, C&G Magazine, Dork Shelf, and more. Her writing credits include "Home Sweet Huck" (Mark Millar's Millarworld Annual 2017), "Lungarella (Secret Loves of Geek Girls, 2016), "Behind Enemy Linens" (BLOCKED Anthology, 2017), "Home and Country" (Toronto Comics Anthology, 2017) and more to come. You can read more about her shenanigans over on her <a href="http://www.stephaniecooke.ca">personal web site</a>.

3 thoughts on “EXCLUSIVE First Look: Giant Days 2017 Special featuring Jenn St. Onge”

  1. Very excited for this. Giant Days has been one of my pull since issue one and is one of my favorite books to-date. Jenn’s art is a perfect fit as well. Can’t wait!

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