Boom! Studios is starting up a new "Pen & Ink" program. The refer to the line as, "a limited line of publications designed to spotlight some of the comic book industry's best creators and work on Boom! titles. The first book in the line will be Day Men: Pen & Ink #1 written by Matt Gagnon and Michael Alan Nelson and art by Brian Stelfreeze.
"As a process junkie, the PEN & INK program is exactly the type of access to the creative process that I crave as a fan," shared Vice President of Publishing & Marketing, Filip Sablik. "It's been such a thrill to see Brian Stelfreeze create new sequential work that it seemed unfair to keep that process to ourselves. But Brian, Matt, and Michael are far from the only creators we're planning on spotlighting this way. In the coming months, we'll be announcing additional PEN & INK projects featuring some of my favorite established and emerging talent."
Each PEN & INK edition will be an oversized 11" x 17", saddle-stitched, prestige presentation featuring the original line art from two issues of a series at near-actual size. Every page will be accompanied by annotations from the creative team, giving fans and aspiring creators unique insight into the behind-the-scenes creative process. DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 will contain Stelfreeze's uncolored line work from issues #1 and #2 of DAY MEN.
DAY MEN: PEN & INK #1 arrives in comic shops in early 2014 with a cover price of $9.99