BOOM Studios and Canadian cartoonist Cab are set to take you into the harsh environments of the Great White North, otherwise known as the snowy streets of Montreal! Of course, this is a Montreal locked in winter by radioactive fallout, and the story follows the everyday life of Flavie Beaumont, your common snowmobile mail courier of the Apocalypse!
BOOM! Studios is excited to announce the first volume of NUCLEAR WINTER, a humorous, slice-of-life original graphic novel (OGN) coming May 2018 from cartoonist Cab about a young woman just trying to survive her twenties in Montreal—albeit a Montreal that’s been plunged into an eternal winter with radioactive snow, thanks to an accident at the local nuclear power plant that occurred nine years ago. Life goes on for folks like Flavie Beaumont, a mail courier on snowmobile who’s carved out a pretty normal life for herself despite mutant rivals, eclectic urban wildlife, and unrelenting meteorological events.
“I’ve always loved the more cartoony spin on nuclear energy, be it the Simpsons power plant, glowing radioactive ooze, or anything marked with the radiation sign,” said Cab. “But beyond the humorous sci-fi aspect of the story, I wanted to show the love-hate relationship Montrealers have with their winter. Most people who hear the premise of a never-ending winter get weak in the knees at the thought!
“In the end, it’s all about a slightly off version of where I live—with an extra few feet of snow and a few glowing clouds!”
The new OGN is the latest release from the BOOM Box imprint, which features other hit series like Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn A. Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Backstagers by James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh; SLAM! by Pamela Ribon and Veronica Fish; and Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams, which will be heading to the big screen soon!
“I’m a massive fan of Canadian cartoonists, and Cab’s work on Nuclear Winter is gorgeous, engaging, and entertaining, with plenty of regional charm and character, along with a healthy helping of pure joy,” said Shannon Watters, Editor at BOOM! Studios. This will be the English-language debut of Nuclear Winter, which will be available in stores and online in May 2018.
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