LOS ANGELES, CA (May 31, 2018) – BOOM! Studios, Enter These Dark Woods, and Creative Licensing are proud to present your first look at the WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER original graphic novel (OGN), arriving in stores November 2018. In the first ever graphic fiction tie-in to the eponymous film, writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool) and artist Noah Hayes (Goldie Vance) reunite your favorite characters from Camp Firewood in an all-new story, featuring a cover by Joe Quinones (America).
Camp Director Beth is relieved to have made it through week one of Camp Firewood in one piece...until the health department is called in for a surprise camp inspection! Now Beth, Coop, Katie, Andy, Susie, Gene, Nancy, Victor, Ben, McKinley, J.J., Gary, Gail, and the rest of Camp Firewood have 24 hours to - literally - clean up their act by bringing the camp up to code or this will be the last summer the camp is open! Luckily, the camp counselors are all onboard to pitch in...if they ever come back from partying in town.
“If you are ready for a summer to remember with some familiar faces and lots of laughs, then you better join us at Camp Firewood.” said Chris Rosa, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Partnering with Christopher, Noah, Joe and our friends at Creative Licensing and Enter These Dark Woods has allowed us to create a Wet Hot American Summer graphic novel experience that’ll thrill fans of the film and that also acts as a perfect entry point into this wonderfully surreal world!”
Wet Hot American Summer is the renowned 2001 cult comedy classic starring Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Michael Showalter, Bradley Cooper, Elizabeth Banks, Molly Shannon, and many others. Written by Showalter (The Big Sick, Hello My Name Is Doris) and David Wain (Role Models, Wanderlust) and directed by Wain, this iconic film was the launching pad for many comedy greats.
“It’s exciting for us to see the path that Christopher [Hastings] and Noah [Hayes] are taking with Camp Firewood and the counselors,” said Howard Bernstein, producer of the 2001 film. "BOOM! Studios' graphic novel fits perfectly into the Wet Hotcannon, and we are excited for the fans to read it.”
Print copies of WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER will be available for sale in November 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For more on WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
ABOUT CREATIVE LICENSING
Located in Los Angeles CA, Creative Licensing is a full service independent merchandise licensing agency that specializes in long-term brand development. Founded in 1982, Creative Licensing currently represents a large catalogue of classic films and properties. www.creativelicensingcorporation.com
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.