Monday, October 19, 2015

Rediscover Six-Gun Gorilla in Pen & Ink Form


The Pen & Ink collection by BOOM! Studios is a great way to look at their works from a rougher, unfinished perspective. The rawness of the illustrations give readers plenty of insight into the creative process and the latest work to get that treatment is Six-Gun Gorilla: Pen & Ink #1. Collecting issues #1-2 of Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s first collaboration, this 11” x 17” prestige-format book displays Stokely’s original inks alongside new commentary and behind-the-scenes creative insights from Stokely and Spurrier.

“Si and Jeff are killing it right now on The Spire, so what better time to look back at the first time they blew us away with Six-Gun Gorilla,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “Jeff’s work is incredible, and seeing it stripped down to the bare inks is a real treat for us process junkies. The world of Six-Gun Gorilla is strange and exciting, and having the chance to see what Si and Jeff were thinking in page-by-page commentary is a great way to take a second look at the series that set them up as one of the most exciting creative pairings in the industry.”

In Six-Gun Gorilla, welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…

Six-Gun Gorilla: Pen & Ink #1 (11" x 17", 48 pages, black and white) arrives in comic book shops on November 18th with a cover by Stokely for the price of $14.99 under Diamond order code SEP151112. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is October 26th. Full press release below.
Rediscover Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely's First Series Together in 'Six-Gun Gorilla: Pen & Ink' #1

October 15, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) - Award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios invites readers to see “the Blister” like never before in the latest installment of its Pen & Ink series, Six-Gun Gorilla: Pen & Ink #1. Collecting issues #1-2 of Simon Spurrier and Jeff Stokely’s first collaboration, this 11” x 17” prestige-format book displays Stokely’s original inks alongside new commentary and behind-the-scenes creative insights from Stokely and Spurrier.

Si and Jeff are killing it right now on The Spire, so what better time to look back at the first time they blew us away with Six-Gun Gorilla,” said BOOM! Studios President of Publishing and Marketing Filip Sablik. “Jeff’s work is incredible, and seeing it stripped down to the bare inks is a real treat for us process junkies. The world of Six-Gun Gorilla is strange and exciting, and having the chance to see what Si and Jeff were thinking in page-by-page commentary is a great way to take a second look at the series that set them up as one of the most exciting creative pairings in the industry.”

In Six-Gun Gorilla, welcome to “the Blister,” a bizarre other-world colonized by humans sometime in the 22nd century, which quickly became a hotly contested source of fertile land and natural resources long ago exhausted on Earth. In this new frontier, a rogue gunslinger and his companion wander across a wilderness in the grips of a civil war, encountering lawlessness, natives, and perversions of civilization in a world at the crossroads between the past and the future. The fact that said gunslinger is a bio-surgically modified silverback gorilla toting a pair of enormous revolvers is neither here nor there…
Six-Gun Gorilla: Pen & Ink #1 (11" x 17", 48 pages, black and white) arrives in comic book shops on November 18th with a cover by series artist Jeff Stokely for the price of $14.99 under Diamond order code SEP151112.

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic shop retailers is October 26th. Not sure where to find your nearest one? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

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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 comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to titles like Suicide Risk, The Woods, Irredeemable, Sons of Anarchy, and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles M. Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri's Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!'s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes Giant Days and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment. Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. 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. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

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