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Preview: The Avant-Guards #7

The Avant-Guards #7

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Eleonora Bruni
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
     Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
     Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

As Liv discovers that there is more to college basketball than just slam dunks and victories, the rest of the Avant-Guards work to cheer up their normally peppy Captain. Charlie especially seems concerned, and ready to do whatever it takes to get back the Liv she knows and loves.

The Avant-Guards #7

Get a First Look at The Avant-Guards #7

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #7, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores August 21, 2019. 

The Avant-Guards’ hot streak has ended in a resounding loss, and team’s dealing with the disappointment, although it looks like team captain Olivia “Liv” Bates is taking it particularly hard. Even Charlie can’t shake her out of her funk. As the members of the Avant-Guards each deal with the defeat in their own ways, Liv is pushing everyone away just when she needs them most. Can Charlie get through to Liv in time to save their fractured team and budding relationship? Or does this spell the end for Liv’s dreams for this ragtag team and her star player? 

The Avant-Guards #7 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #7

SDCC 2019: Heavy Vinyl Returns with a New Graphic Novel in 2020

BOOM! Studios continues The Road to San Diego, a ten-day, ten-announcement spotlight on the most exciting comic book and graphic novel news in advance of San Diego Comic Con in San Diego (July 17–21), with the announcement today of Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!. The brand new original graphic novel, available in stores March 2020, reunites the acclaimed team of filmmaker and writer Carly Usdin and artist Nina Vakueva for a brand-new adventure with the music store crew—and secret fight club—of Heavy Vinyl.

Your favorite girl gang is back and on the brink of a new millennium! It’s the summer of 1999, and while the staff of Vinyl Destination is dealing with growing up and getting out into the world, the tension over Y2K is mounting into an all-out panic! Can this group of music-loving vigilantes balance their work lives with their dating lives, prevent the total collapse of modern society, AND be home in time for dinner?! Only one way to find out! 

The Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O! cover will feature artwork by Nina Vakueva.

Heavy Vinyl: Y2K-O!

Preview: The Avant-Guards #6

The Avant-Guards #6

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer:  Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Reeling from a crushing defeat at the hands of the Selfies, the Avant-Guards must rediscover their team spirit and remember what makes them love the game. It doesn’t help that a member of their team is horribly smitten with a Selfie player.

The Avant-Guards #6

BOOM! Studios Heads to the 2019 ALA Annual Conference

BOOM! Studios announced their presence at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition from June 20-25, 2019 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, DC. The publisher, home to award-winning imprints BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia, will host panels and signings throughout the weekend.

The award-winning publisher will return with a curated booth (#1616) environment with special advance readers copies of hotly anticipated graphic novels including Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Nicole and Kelly Matthews, The Magicians: Alice’s Story by Lev Grossman, Lilah Sturges and Pius Bak, and Bury the Lede by Gaby Dunn and Claire Roe, as well as advance looks at key 2019 graphic novel titles including The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes, Sparrowhawk by Delilah S. Dawson and Matias Basla, and Ronin Island by Greg Pak and Giannis Milonogiannis. 

Throughout the weekend, attendees will also have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with the writers behind some of the most anticipated graphic fiction of 2019 during signing events including:

  • R.L. Stine, the acclaimed bestselling horror author, creator of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and brand new middle grade horror graphic novel series, Just Beyond
  • Carly Usdin, the award-winning filmmaker and author of Prism Award-nominated series Heavy Vinyl and new series, The Avant-Guards.
  • Delilah S. Dawson, the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars; Phasma, who recently penned the comic book series Sparrowhawk and the upcoming Joss Whedon’s Firefly: The Sting.
  • Gaby Dunn, the New York Times bestselling author of Bad with Money, journalist, and actress is the author of the upcoming original graphic novel Bury The Lede
  • Greg Pak, the award-winning comic book writer of the hit reimagining of Joss Whedon’s Firefly, as well as acclaimed original comic book series Ronin Islandand Mech Cadet Yu. 

Visit the award-winning publisher’s booth for the exclusive chance to meet your favorite creators. Fans will have the opportunity to get exclusive merchandise signed by these special guests at the BOOM! Studios booth. In addition to visiting the booth for signings and giveaways, attendees are invited to stop by the BOOM! Studios booth for a Happy Hour on Friday evening for a fun social with BOOM! Studios staff and creators, where wine and snacks will be served. BOOM! Studios will also host a booth-exclusive Tea Time between 4-5pm on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23rd where visitors can indulge in some tea, cookies and comics discussion with BOOM! Studios staff and creators. Schedule below:

Friday, June 21
6:00PM-7:00PM     Happy Hour at BOOM! Studios

Saturday, June 22
10:00AM-10:45AM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
12:15PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
2:00PM-3:00PM     Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
3:30PM-4:30PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
4:00PM-5:00PM     BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Sunday, June 23
10:00AM-11:00AM     Meet The Author: Gaby Dunn
11:00AM-12:00PM     Meet The Author: Delilah S. Dawson
12:00PM-1:00PM     Meet The Author: Greg Pak
1:00PM-2:00PM    Meet The Author: Carly Usdin
3:30PM-4:30PM    Meet The Author: R.L. Stine
4:00PM-5:00PM    BOOM! Studios Tea Time

Monday, June 24
11:45am-12:45pm     Meet The Author: R.L. Stine

BOOM! Studios will host a star-studded roundtable panel discussion on graphic fiction as well as a spotlight panel with acclaimed creator R.L. Stine in discussion with the President-Elect of the GNCRT, Alea Perez, with full details below:

Saturday, June 22
BOOM! STUDIOS: DISCOVERING YOURSELF IN GRAPHIC NOVELS
(11:00am-12:00pm, Room 146B)

The world of graphic novels is bigger and better than ever before – but how do you find a story that really connects with YOU on the deepest levels? Join some of the most acclaimed voices in graphic fiction today including Greg Pak (Joss Whedon’s Firefly), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Gaby Dunn (Bury The Lede) andCarly Usdin (The Avant-Guards) for a no-holds barred roundtable discussion exploring how graphic novels can help readers better understand the world around them – and the wonders inside of themselves too. Moderated by Arune Singh (VP Marketing, BOOM! Studios). 

Monday, June 24
GOING JUST BEYOND WITH R.L. STINE
(10:30-11:30am, Room 154AB)
Join R.L. Stine, the award-winning, bestselling author and creator of Goosebumps and Fear Street, for a discussion about bringing horror to a new generation in Just Beyond, his first-ever original graphic novel series and what it means to create exciting middle grade fiction for modern audiences. Moderated by Alea Perez(President-Elect of the GNCRT).

Your First Look at The Avant-Guards #6

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #6, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores June 19, 2019. 

The Avant-Guards are blazing past their competition as they head into a three-game streak where they’ll be facing teams from the MedCenter College of Endocrinology, the Royal Academy of Punk Rock, and the American Institute of Internet Influencers over four days! And in between all the games, they’ll be celebrating Ashley’s birthday with a karaoke party at the local bar, where a certain crush may or may not make an appearance. It’s gonna be a busy week for our favorite team of artistic ball players, but will they be able to handle all the heat, or will they lose control on the court?

The Avant-Guards #6 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #6

BOOM! Studios Teams with Tapas to Bring New Heavy Vinyl from Carly Usdin and Nina Vakueva for the Mobile Experience

BOOM! Studios is teaming up with Tapas Media to bring bit-sized stories to you. Together, BOOM! Studios and Tapas will create a unique print and digital partnership around one of BOOM! Studios’ most popular original series, Heavy Vinyl.

Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio, written by Carly Usdin and with art by Nina Vakueva, was originally published in print by BOOM! Studios in 2017 and amassed a global following. With this partnership, Tapas Media is teaming up with BOOM! to adapt Heavy Vinyl to a scrolling, mobile-friendly experience. Tapas will publish the mobile formatted version of Heavy Vinyl and introduce the series to a digital-native audience. Heavy Vinyl: Riot on the Radio will be available via Tapas through their website and mobile apps available for both iOS and Android, and Tapas Media will debut the new Heavy Vinyl original graphic novel exclusively on their digital platform prior to its physical release.

Tapas Media is a leader in webcomics with 50,000 creators from all over the world and 60,000 original titles published to date. They’ve published one million unique episodes and over 4 billion views.

Preview: The Avant-Guards #5

The Avant-Guards #5

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

The Avant-Guards have been on a roll when it comes to their newly-formed Athletic Coalition, Charlie has been getting more comfortable with her new teammates, but when they hit the end of their winning-streak, will these new friendships survive?

The Avant-Guards #5

Save the Team in The Avant-Guards #5

BOOM! Studios has revealed a first look at The Avant-Guards #5, the newest chapter in the twelve-issue series from writer Carly Usdin and artist Noah Hayes about a ragtag group of friends who band together to build the first ever basketball team at their historic women’s art college, available in stores May 22, 2019.

The Avant-Guards scored big on their first foray into organized basketball but the league has been cancelled, and now what are six art students to do? Go to an art exhibit, of course! Jay is hard at work preparing for their art show with Ash’s help, but the rest of the team is falling apart at the seams looking for a solution to the basketball drama, while Liv and Charlie are just hoping to keep anyone from catching onto certain…romantic…developments. Can they get it together in time to find a way to save the league, or are their basketball dreams doomed to fall flat? 

The Avant-Guards #5 features a main cover by Hayes and a variant cover by Cara McGee.

The Avant-Guards #5

Preview: The Avant-Guards #4

The Avant-Guards #4

Publisher: BOOM! Box, an imprint BOOM! Studios
Writer: Carly Usdin
Artist: Noah Hayes
Colorist: Rebecca Nalty
Letterer: Ed Dukeshire
Cover Artists:  
    Main Cover:
Noah Hayes
    Preorder Cover: Cara McGee
Price: $3.99

Everything is going great! Charlie is on the team, and the Avant-Guards are on a winning streak, taking the liberal arts sports scene by storm. It’s more impressive than it sounds. However, that winning streak is all at risk when they face off against the Selfies of the American Institute of Internet Influencers.

The Avant-Guards #4
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