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What Is the Meaning Behind the Title 'Giant Days'?

Comic Book Questions Answered – where I answer whatever questions you folks might have about comic books (feel free to e-mail questions to me at brianc@cbr.com).

My buddy Aaron just asked this question on Facebook, so I figured I'd throw up a quick answer for him.

Giant Days is a delightfully funny comic book series by Boom! Studios (through their "Boom! Box" line) by writer John Allison and artist Max Sarin (previously, Lissa Treiman and Allison himself drew Giant Days stories, with Treiman launching the series with Allison and drawing the first six issues. She also drew a lot of the covers even after she left the interiors. Sarin's been the interior artist ever since, working with inker Liz Fleming since around issue #24).

It is about three young women, Esther de Groot, Susan Ptolemy and Daisy Wooton, who are very different but still become friends at the University of Sheffield.

Here are a few sample pages featuring the cast (all pages by Allison and Sarin)...

So anyhow, Aaron wanted to know what the title of the book meant, exactly.

I asked John and he was kind enough to give me a quick explanation!

My feeling about the first year of university was that events were so formative that they felt huge. Every day seemed to bring some new wrinkle to life. Hence the name. I had a record by a 90s band (Olivia Tremor Control) called the Giant Day EP and that is where I got the actual title.

Here's the EP...

Very cool, John, thanks!

So there ya go, Aaron! If anyone else has a question they'd like to see me address, just drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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