Media Release — Oni Press is in San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con 2011! July 20th – 24th we’ll be strutting our stuff at booth #1833. Come by and check out our eclectic library of titles including the premiere of:
By Ray Fawkes
*Every copy purchased at the show comes with a limited edition signing card*
From visionary cartoonist Ray Fawkes comes one of the most original and thought-provoking graphic novels of all time! A unique and poetic narrative, One Soul takes the experiences of 18 individuals and weaves them into the spiritual journey of a lifetime. Gracefully flowing from character to character, moment to moment, Fawkes has crafted a stunning mosaic that takes advantage of the medium of sequential art in a way few creators dare.
“…a remarkable and multilinear reading experience. Another new frontier explored in the comics medium.” –Booklist *Starred Review*
“Fawkes, along with Oni Press, should be commended on both fronts for taking such a daring and experimental concept and giving it substance and a stage.” –Graphic Novel Reporter
By Phil Gelatt & Tyler CrookDuring the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, Rasputin, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. From the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich, he’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive.
Spontaneous #1 & #2
By Joe Harris & Brett Weldele
Driven to discover the truth regarding his father’s mysterious death many years prior, Melvin Reyes seeks to prove the existence of Spontaneous Human Combustion after fresh outbreaks of the phenomenon reveal a pattern only he can see, a predictability model only he can read, and the terrifying realization that whatever phenomenon consumed his father is also boiling inside of him, just waiting for release.
Con Grabs & Specials
Sketch Monsters / Power Lunch Grab Bags!
For kids! Includes the Free Comic Book Day edition of Sketch Monsters & Power Lunch and Sketch Monsters sketch book with crayons, in a Power Lunch bag.
Spell Checkers Shirts
Featuring everybody’s favorite teenage witches, $20 each.
Super Pro K.O.! Thumb Wrastlers
Stop by the Oni Booth (#1833) during one of cartoonist Jarrett Williams signings to pickup a copy of Super Pro K.O.! Vol. 1 and your very own sheet of SPKO Thumb Wrastlers. Challenge your friends and become the king of the ring!
Scott Pilgrim, Limited Edition, Japanese Cover Prints
200 hand-numbered (100 sets and 100 singles) 11″ X 17″ art prints featuring the covers from the Japanese editions of the Scott Pilgrim Series. $20 each for singles or a full set of three for $50.
Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Wristbands
$3 each (while supplies last)! Each Wristband features either Scott Pilgrim or Ramona Flowers.
Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Metal Charms
Weighty black-nickle and full color enamel charms featuring your favorite slacker and the lady of his dreams, $10 each.
Scott Pilgrim, Limited Edition, Silkcreened Gig Posters
Each of the four silkscreened, four-color, 18? x 24? posters is hand numbered and can be purchased as a set for $120 or individually for $40 each while supplies last.
Plus loads of buttons and shirts from your favorite series, shirts of Shirts with Shirts on them buttoned to buttons of shirts…and much more!
Oni Press Portfolio Review
Join Oni Press’s Editorial Department for the “No Capes! No Tights!” Portfolio Review! Oni Press editors will be reviewing sequential art portfolios from aspiring creators and are looking for line artists and colorists for upcoming projects! Oni Press is a company with focused needs and will not be reviewing portfolios from inkers, cover artists, or superhero-centric illustrators.
Daily at Comic-Con’s Portfolio review area.
Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
For application instructions please review Comic-Con’s website: http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_portrev.php
Oni Press on Panels!
THURS 2:00-3:00 The Pitching Hour— Jermaine Turner (director, Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group), Zach Schiff-Abrams (executive producer, Fourth Wall Studios), Valerie Alexander (screenwriter), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Carina Schulze (Chatrone), Matthew Cohen (video game developer), Lindsay Rostal (producer, The Odd Gentlemen), and moderator Dan Evans III (freelance development executive, Robot & Monster) take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand is Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood. Room 5AB
Oni Press Panelmonium 2011— It’s a new comic extravaganza with trendsetting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press, featuring Comic-Con debut titles One Soul, Petrograd, and Spontaneous! Join in the Q&A with Ray Fawkes (Possessions) and get the first word on his game-changing graphic novel One Soul. Plus an in-depth chat with Phil Gelatt (Labor Days) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D) about their new historical graphic novel chronicling the infamous assassination of Rasputin, Petrograd! Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) and Brett Weldele (Surrogates) talk about their new miniseries Spontaneous, while artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn join in the fray to discuss their hit ongoing series The Sixth Gun. And, as always, Oni Press’s Panelmonium brings announcements, reveals, special guests, free comics, and the only interactive panel in town! Guaranteed by Oni Press’s totally biased employees to be “the most fun you’ll ever have at a panel”! Room 32AB
Spotlight on Joëlle Jones— Since her debut illustrating 12 Reasons Why I Love Her in 2006, Comic-Con special guest Joëlle Jones has been one of comics’ most talked-about new artists. Get in on the conversation as Jones sits down with journalist Erik Henriksen and her long-time collaborator Jamie S. Rich to discuss her various projects from Oni Press, Vertigo, and Dark Horse and what it’s like to draw Dr. Horrible, Madman, and Spider-Man. Room 4