Monday, July 14, 2014

BOOM! Studios Adds Hit to Pen & Ink Program

Hit: Pen & Ink

Every publisher has their own version of prestige titles. Some offer up silver or gold adjectives, while others debut an entirely new line. BOOM! Studios has their own line in the Pen & Ink collection and this October, BOOM! Studios adds another solid title to its repertoire in Hit. The Hit: Pen & Ink book collects the first two issues, featuring Vanesa R. Del Rey's original linework at the true artboard dimensions of 11” x 17”, complete with creative, behind-the-scenes commentary from both Del Rey and creator and writer Bryce Carlson.

“BOOM! is based in Los Angeles, so HIT is a personal look into the complicated history of our city,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.“Vanesa was such an amazing find. She’s incredibly talented and she garnered a lot of attention for her work, and deservedly so. We just had to strip HIT’s art down to the bare inks and show off her craft in-depth. She and Bryce have included some fascinating commentary that’s going to be a real treat for all you process-piece fans out there.”

While infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen known as “Hit Squads.” Hit: Pen & Ink will give you a deeper understanding of the creative decisions that went into this series with insightful commentary by writer Carlson and artist Del Rey.

Hit: Pen & Ink #1 arrives in comic book shops on October 29th with a cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey for the price of $14.99. Full press release below.
RUSS MANNING AWARD NOMINEE VANESA R. DEL REY'S ART SPOTLIGHTED IN 'HIT: PEN & INK'

HIT: PEN & INK Cover by Vanesa R. Del Rey
July 11, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios is pleased to announce the October debut of the newest comic to join the PEN & INK program, HIT: PEN & INK. Following the first two PEN & INK books that focused on the art of Brian Stelfreeze and Humberto Ramos, this oversized book collects issues #1-2 of the HIT miniseries, presenting Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award-nominatedVanesa R. Del Rey’s original linework at the true artboard dimensions of 11” x 17”, complete with creative, behind-the-scenes commentary from both Del Rey and creator and writer Bryce Carlson. This edition takes a closer look at her timeless, haunting artwork on HIT, her comics debut.

“BOOM! is based in Los Angeles, so HIT is a personal look into the complicated history of our city,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon.“Vanesa was such an amazing find. She’s incredibly talented and she garnered a lot of attention for her work, and deservedly so. We just had to strip HIT’s art down to the bare inks and show off her craft in-depth. She and Bryce have included some fascinating commentary that’s going to be a real treat for all you process-piece fans out there.”

Gain a whole new appreciation of HIT, our critically acclaimed detective noir series set in 1955 Los Angeles, in HIT: PEN & INK. While infamous gangster Mickey Cohen rots in a prison cell, clandestine groups of LAPD detectives moonlight as sanctioned hitmen known as “Hit Squads.” HIT: PEN & INK will give you a deeper understanding of the creative decisions that went into this series with insightful commentary by writer Bryce Carlson and artist Vanesa R. Del Rey (THE EMPTY MAN, Zero).

HIT: PEN & INK #1 arrives in comic book shops on October 29th with a cover byVanesa R. Del Rey for the price of $14.99. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one!
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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.

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