BOOM! Studios has announced a holiday special for Giant Days debuting in November 2017. Written by creator John Allison and illustrated by Jenn St-Onge, the one-shot will be a tribute to the films of Richard Curtis, including, of course, Love, Actually.
The Giant Days 2017 Special picks up with Esther staying with her friend and mentor, Shelley Winters, who turns out to be more mental than mentor. Daisy and Susan come along for the ride. Shelley is a distinguished career woman who is also hopelessly in love. The girls take the opportunity to observe and meddle in Shelley’s life with tried-and-true romantic comedy cliches to teach her some valuable lessons in life and love.
Giant Days creator and writer John Allison says:
It’s a tribute to the films of Richard Curtis, and the Bridget Jones movies, by someone who has seen those movies perhaps once, and maybe not all the way through.
Allison went on to explain that the special is also a tribute to the fictionalized London-as-written for Americans:
Iconic locations are presented as if they’re a brief walk away from each other, 1950s throwbacks still seem to walk the streets, it’s very clean, there are no poor people. The ghosts of Mary Poppins and bad dentistry loom large, but not as large as Colin Firth. He’s everywhere.
Artist Jenn St-Onge added:
Readers can expect some holiday hijinx from our main ladies (with only the best intentions, of course), some gentle ‘Love, Actually’ inspiration, and the return of some familiar faces for longtime readers of John Allison’s comics. I’m a huge fan of Giant Days and I really hope that as a guest artist (and non-Brit) I do this special justice!