In Guerilla Green by Cookie Kalkair and Ophélie Damblé with letters by Jim Campbell, Ophélie is a 30-year-old city resident who has become a part of the the guerilla gardening movement. The graphic novel, which is being published by BOOM! Studios, will be available at your local comic shop on April 7th, 2021, and your local bookstore on April 13th, 2021, but you can get your first look at the upcoming comic right here!
The story centers on Ophélie’s involvement in the guerilla gardening movement, an ongoing project that, for decades, has sought to re-introduce some biological botany to the lifeless concrete jungle. In addition to affording readers a look at Ophélie’s personal story, the comic also includes practical, nonfiction information about making city environments more hospitable for plants.
The creative team has plenty of experience to seed the project. Damblé is responsible for the “Ta Mére Nature” (“Yo Mama Nature”) YouTube channel, and in 2017, she left a job at a desk to become a city farmer. Kalkair is a graphic novelist whose recent work includes The Last 9 Months, a chronicle that follows dads during pregnancy.
Damblé and Kalkair spent over a year working on Guerilla Green, and Kalkair says that by the end of the project, Kalkair had convinced him that anyone could become involved in the guerilla gardening movement.
You can get a look at several pages of Guerilla Green below, and if you scroll down further, you can read the press release from BOOM! Studios in its entirety if you scroll down past that – then scroll down even further and let The Beat know if you’ll be hitting up the comic shop for Guerilla Green in the comment section.
Plants… Everywhere! In Your First Look at GUERILLA GREEN From BOOM! Studios
Explore the World of Guerilla Gardening with a Brand New Graphic Novel in April 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA (January 21, 2021) – BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look of GUERILLA GREEN, the new original graphic novel from the acclaimed team of Cookie Kalkair & Ophélie Damblé about a thirty-year-old city-dweller who’s joined the guerilla gardening movement, which has been fighting for decades to bring more green back into cities that increasingly resemble concrete jungles, available in April 2021.
Ophélie’s putting the guerillas’ motto into action by reviving the true spirit of her city and showing everyone the true nature of their world! Explore the real world of the guerilla gardening movement that teaches us the principles of making our cities more beautiful and sustainable places, one plant at a time.
GUERILLA GREEN is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning BOOM! Box imprint, home to groundbreaking original series such as Lumberjanes by Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Brooklyn Allen, and Noelle Stevenson; Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Max Sarin; The Last Witch by Conor McCreery and V.V. Glass; Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera and Celia Moscote; The Avant-Guards by Carly Usdin and Noah Hayes; Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad; Goldie Vance by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams; Seen: True Stories of Marginalized Trailblazers; and the upcoming Specter Inspectors by Bowen McCurdy and Kaitlyn Musto.
Print copies of GUERILLA GREEN will be available for sale on April 7, 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) and on April 13, 2021 at bookstores or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
For more on GUERILLA GREEN and other projects from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
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, Once & Future, Something is Killing the Children, Giant Days, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Firefly, WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century for film and with Netflix for TV. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.