John Allison's Giant Days will be going to Australia for the holidays - and BOOM! Box is chronicling it all in a December holiday special titled Giant Days: Where Women Glow and Men Plunder #1. In this oversized one-shot, Ed Gimmell goes with his girlfriend back to meet her family in Australia for the holidays.
“When BOOM! Studios asked me for a holiday special this year, I knew I would have to dig deep. And if you dig deep, and keep digging, and pop out on the other side of the world, you end up in Australia. Which is where this year’s special is set," said Allison.
"Expect sun, surf, spiders and snags. I grew up with Australian soap operas like Home & Away and A Country Practice, and have always loved their comedy and music. This may not have qualified me to accurately depict their country, but it hasn’t stopped me trying. I often tell anyone who listens that I would be a great showrunner on an Australian soap. So, finally, all those gold-plated ideas have a home."
In addition to writing the one-shot, Allison will also be returning to draw the entire issue.
"Getting to draw a double-sized issue of Giant Days myself has been the icing on the cake," the cartoonist said. "I could put as many cars, trucks and vans in the script as I wanted without feeling guilty. Like a hangover, the fun comes first. The pain comes later.”