Cyanide & Happiness: A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids

Cyanide & HappinessCyanide & Happiness: A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids

BOOM! Studios and Explosm create a not-so-perfect guide for every new parent in April 2018

Klaus and the Crisis in Xmasville variant cover by Frank Quitely

BOOM Studios and Explosm are proud to empower a new generation of parents with CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS in April 2018. In a collection of irreverent and outrageous comic strips and essays by the creators behind one of the most popular, longest-running webcomics of all time, cartoonists Kris Wilson, Rob DenBleyker, and Dave McElfatrick combine all of their knowledge and experience—or lack thereof—for a laugh-out-loud, labor-inducing look into the world of parenthood through the sick and twisted lens of Cyanide & Happiness comics.

“My book is the best book out of all the books. It is about parenting,” said Dave McElfatrick. “If you don’t know what that is, ask your mum or dad.”

Featuring a Foreword by Lunarbaboon: The Daily Life of Parenthood author Chris Grady, CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS is a definitive and reliable manual that demystifies the complicated world of parenting while delivering crucial tips and sage advice—all from three guys who make comics instead of children. This informative guide for breeders tackles all the big parenting issues: Finding messages in your alphabet soup, drawing the perfect hand turkey, getting away with kidnapping, telling your kids you don’t love them anymore, and making out with your kid’s best friend’s dad.

“A girl I knew in college introduced me to Cyanide & Happiness over a decade ago. I’ve since married that girl and spawned a small, delightful manchild while simultaneously acquiring and editing a Cyanide & Happiness parenting book,” said Bryce Carlson, Managing Editor, BOOM! Studios. “That, my friends, is the circle of life. It’s also the cosmos telling you to buy this book. Trust me, my parenting skills have reached all-new heights since working on this book, regardless of what that girl I married from college says.”

CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS will be available for sale in April 2018 at local comic book shops (to find a shop near you, visit; booksellers like Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books-A-Million; or through the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app. The previous two Cyanide & Happiness books from BOOM! Studios, Punching Zoo (2013) and Stab Factory (2015), are currently available.

For continuing news on CYANIDE & HAPPINESS: A GUIDE TO PARENTING BY THREE GUYS WITH NO KIDS and more from BOOM! Studios, stay tuned to and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.

About BOOM! Studios
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. Please visit for more information.

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