On the final day of Alamo City Comic Con, I decided that I would get there a few hours early, figuring it would be an opportune time to get some of the interviews I had been wanting to do all weekend and thought it would be easier before the crowds swarmed in. I swung by the Boom! Studios booth where I met Marissa, a former intern for the comic book company who was volunteering at ACCC.
Boom! Studios was founded back in 2005 by Ross Richie (originally from San Antonio) and have quickly become one of the most popular independent comic book and graphic novel publishers in the industry. Some of the titles they put out include HELLRAISER, FAIRY QUEST, POLARITY, SIX GUN GORILLA and many more that Marissa talks about in the video below. One of their more popular graphic novels from Steven Grant, TWO GUNS was adapted into a film by Universal Studios which starred Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg and will be released in November on Blu-Ray and DVD.
Another thing that Boom! Studios puts out are comic books marketed towards a much younger audience. They publish these comics as Kaboom! Studios, formerly Boom! Kids. These titles include the super popular ADVENTURE TIME, REGULAR SHOW, BRAVEST WARRIORS, and the just recently released IMAGINE AGENTS. The creator of ADVENTURE TIME, Pendleton Ward is also originally from San Antonio. With this Boom!/Kaboom! Studios has a wide range of titles that both young and old will enjoy. I myself have been reading both HEROBEAR AND THE KID from Kaboom! and SIX GUN GORILLA from Boom!
You can visit the Boom! Studios website here > http://www.boom-studios.com/