Soaring Penguin Press has agreed to publish the English edition of A Small Revolution by Boum, the pen name of Samantha Leriche-Gionet.
A story of dictatorship and revolution as seen through the eyes of a child, A Small Revolution was initially published by Front Froid in 2012 in French as La petite révolution.
The book was critically acclaimed and nominated for the Bédélys Award for Best Independent Comic in 2012. In 2015, it was adapted as a webcomic and was nominated for a 2016 Ignatz award for Outstanding Online Comic.
“A Small Revolution,” explains Boum, “is a story of dictatorship and revolution as seen through the eyes of a little girl, and her love for Boris Vian’s music.”
Boum is a comic artist, illustrator and animator living in Montreal, Canada. She studied traditional animation for seven years, at the cegep du Vieux Montreal first, then at Concordia University. Her animated shorts have been screened all over the world. Currently, she has entirely devoted herself to her new job as a mom and makes comics during nap times.
• A Small Rebolution will be published in the latter part of 2017. For more information on Soaring Penguin Press visit http://soaringpenguinpress.com
• Boum is online at www.boumfolio.com/
Art copyright Boum
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.