Official Press Release
January 24, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – This March, Eisner Award-winning BOOM! Town adds the original graphic novel PETE AND MIRIAM, written and drawn by the Eisner Award-winning artist of SATCHEL PAIGE: STRIKING OUT JIM CROW, Rich Tommaso.
In his first full length graphic novel, Tommaso tells the story of Pete and Miriam, the title characters, in a complicated relationship as best friends growing up in New Jersey in the 1970s: Mischief Night, schoolyard fights, parents, washed-up film directors, and a roomful of ex-girlfriends. The mundane and the unpredictable collide as Pete and Miriam forge their friendship through the odyssey of coming of age in America.
“It’s a timeless story. We all struggle with identity and the mystery of being an adult when we grow up,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “Tommaso brings a lucidity to this slice-of-life that reflects why he’s already and Eisner Award-winner.”
The PETE AND MIRIAM graphic novel by writer and artist Rich Tommaso will ship in March with 112 pages of black and white art for $14.99.
About BOOM! Town
BOOM! Town is the lit comix imprint of the Eisner, Harvey, and “Best Publisher” Award-winning BOOM! Studios (www.boom-studios.com). BOOM! Town recently won the Eisner Award for its first book, Shannon Wheeler’s I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE FUNNIER. BOOM! Studios generates a constellation of bestselling comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent, including Mark Waid’s series IRREDEEMABLE, new HELLRAISER comics written by Clive Barker, PLANET OF THE APES, 28 DAYS LATER, and Philip K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KABOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Roger Langridge’s SNARKED, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and Scholastic’s WORDGIRL.