NEWS: BOOM! Box To Collect Cyanide & Happiness Collection ‘Punching Zoo’
Boom! Studios this week released a press release to confirm that they are to collect Cyanide & Happiness: Punching Zoo, a collection of strips from the hugely popular webcomic.
Cyanide & Happiness was founded in December 2004 and went live in January 2005 written and illustrated by Rob DenBleyker, Kris Wilson, Northern Ireland’s Dave McElfatrick and formerly Matt Melvin. It has generated traffic of over a million hits a week.
Here’s the release in full:
July 25, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – 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? Usecomicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.