John Allison

Lissa Treiman Talks 'Giant Days' and Disney Animation
Lissa Treiman Talks 'Giant Days' and Disney Animation
Animator and artist Lissa Treiman is taking on her first regular comics work, after working at Disney Animation on movies like Wreck-It Ralph and Big Hero 6. She's teamed up with cartoonist John Allison to bring his webcomic Giant Days to the print comics world with Boom Studios. Treiman's style is charming and dynamic, as befits someone who works in animation, and the first issue of Giant Days is a lot of fun. ComicsAlliance spoke with Treiman about animation, storytelling, comics, and how she balances all of the above!
John Allison & Lissa Treiman Bring 'Giant Days' to Boom Box
John Allison & Lissa Treiman Bring 'Giant Days' to Boom Box
If you've ever wanted a thoroughly authentic glimpse at modern university life which sometimes also features extended sections of foxy boxing, then ComicsAlliance has some very good news ahead for you: Boom Box have announced that they'll be bringing a new story from John Allison's Giant Days to print in March of next year. Following a group of girls - and their doting hangers-on - during Fresher's Week at uni and beyond, the series features all the familiar perils of life away from home; flu, food thefts, tutus, Enya; all the familiar perils. With the move to Boom Box, however, the series is going off in a new direction from the original webcomic. Allison will write, but artist Lissa Treiman will be coming in to pencil all six issues - that's her cover for issue #1 you can see up top.
Publisher Holiday Cards 2013: Oni Press
Publisher Holiday Cards 2013: Oni Press
It's that special time of year when we at CA are lucky enough to receive season's greetings from some of our favorite comic book publishers. The second card we received this year came from Oni Press, which called upon the talents of John Allison of Bad Machinery fame for a special Krampus-based card. See what St. Nicholas' monstrous sidekick is up to with Oni this holiday season, after the jump. R
‘Bad Machinery’s 12-Year-Old Detective Solves a Bloody British Mystery In ‘Murder, She Writes’
‘Bad Machinery’s 12-Year-Old Detective Solves a Bloody British Mystery In ‘Murder, She Writes’
John Allison's Bad Machinery is, head and shoulders, one of my favorite webcomics of the year. The successor to Allison's immensely popular Scary-Go-Round, Bad Machinery centers around two groups of grammar schoolers -- a trio of girls and a trio of boys -- who solve mysteries...