One of the forthcoming new titles most discussed around the ComicsAlliance water cooler (which is filled not with water but with blood) is Day Men, a BOOM! Studios project that sees the return of Brian Stelfreeze to monthly comics for the first time in seven years. Possibly best known for a gorgeous run of painted covers for Batman: Shadow of the Bat and one of our most favorite artists ever, the ultra-meticulous and stylized Stelfreeze normally keeps himself busy with smaller projects including comic book covers, commissions in the collector's market, and short contributions to things like DC Comics Art Director Mark Chiarello's auspicious Wednesday Comics anthology. But when BOOM! offered Stelfreeze the chance to create a world from the ground up, the "artist's artist" decided all the conditions were in place for him to get back to a monthly grind.
Penciller, inker, colorist and painter Brian Stelfreeze is a longtime favorite of art and illustration enthusiasts. Beloved by a generation of readers for his memorably stunning run of painted covers for Batman: Shadow of the Bat in the 1990s, Stelfreeze's work is at once luscious and razor sharp, flying off the page (or screen) in hypnotic, ultra high contrast black and white or in a frenzy of electric, eccentric color. He's contributed in some capacity to seemingly every major American publisher in the
Now in his fifth year at the Los Angeles-based company, Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon has seen BOOM! Studios grow from what he's described as a "scrappy upstart" company that began in CEO Ross Richie's spare bedroom to what he's proud to say is now a top ten comic book publisher in the direct market. There have been ups and downs in that time, such as BOOM!'s bold steps into same-day digi