BOOM! Two IndiComix in a week?! This week is the release of Mike Hawthorne’s new graphic novel, Happiness Will Follow! Maddie and Brandon dive deep into the life of Mike and ask him about this very personal project and his career in the indie comic industry!
Mike Hawthorne’s mother is left alone to raise her son in New York City, a city that torments them both with its unforgiving nature. But when Mike falls victim to an old world Santeria death curse, a haunting sign from the old country of something his mother could never truly escape —she begins a series of events that drive him away both physically and emotionally.
For the first time ever, Eisner Award-nominated artist Mike Hawthorne (Superior Spider-Man) tells the true and tragic story of enduring abuse, discovering a love of art, and a passion that helped him to build the home he never had in this graphic novel memoir about family, survival, and what it means to be Puerto Rican in America.
Mike Hawthorne is an Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated cartoonist and illustrator best known for his record setting run on Deadpool and his more current work on Spider-man. In addition to his comic work, Mike has served as a story artist and illustrator for Fox, Illumination, Epic Games, and Marvel, where he did concept work for the upcoming Moon Knight and Hitmonkey shows. Mike lives in Central PA with his wife, three children, and two dogs.
About the Publisher
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, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen.