Press Release

BOOM! Box, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, is excited to announce the release of CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO, a collection of both fan-favorite and new never-before-seen comics from the CYANIDE & HAPPINESS webcomic. As one of the most popular and successful webcomics online, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS consistently offers a humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at life in the form of stick figures. Generating over a million hits a week, the webcomic is one of the longest-lasting strips out there, and everyone can relate to its hilarious slice-of-life depictions.

“CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has a constant and unmistakable balance of humor and biting sarcasm that’s made it one of the best webcomics—period,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “It’s funny, thought-provoking, and so complementary to what we’re doing with our BOOM! Box titles.”

If you are on the Internet, you’ve probably read CYANIDE & HAPPINESS. Since the dawn of man, stick figures have been used as an important device for storytelling. CYANIDE & HAPPINESS has taken this language and mashed it up with Internet culture, bringing us some of the best satire and dark comedy out there.

CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO includes a buttload of our favorite comics from the site, 30 brand-new, too-hot-for-the-Internet comics, “The Hot Date” (a “chew”-your-own-adventure where you decide the story), and a nice forward by Alexis Ohanian, one of the founders of reddit.

CYANIDE AND HAPPINESS: PUNCHING ZOO TP is written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Dave McElfatrick, and Matt Melvin. It arrives in comic shops on August 20th with a retail price of $14.99 under Diamond order code MAY141179. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

via BOOM! Studios

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