Oni Press Announces Spectacle Webcomic and More at NYCC 20th Anniversary Panel
PORTLAND, OR., October 16, 2017—Oni Press is turning 20 and we are proud to announce a flurry of fun new endeavors, from webcomics to returning series, and more! Among the creators on Oni Press’s 20th Anniversary panel: Ted Naifeh, Sarah Graley, Yuko Ota, Ananth Hirsh, and Yehudi Mercado, with Oni Press Publisher James Lucas Jones moderating. The following announcements were made:
Spectacle by Megan Rose Gedris is LIVE!
Oni Press and Megan Rose Gedris (YU+ME: dream) have just released a new supernatural murder mystery webcomic series, Spectacle, now live via www.spectaclecomic.com. Spectacle will continue to post on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, while also offering monthly full issues that will be available on a variety of digital vendors including Google Play, iBooks, Kindle, and ComiXology. The first full issue will be became available on October 11th, 2017.
Spectacle follows Anna, a pragmatic engineer who works as a psychic in the Samson Brothers Circus, but doesn’t believe in anything supernatural—until her twin sister Kat is murdered and comes back as a very demanding ghost. Sharing a room with her sister was hard, but now they’re sharing a body while trying to identify the killer. With few leads, a troupe full of secretive folk, and strange paranormal occurrences popping up around the circus, solving the case seems near impossible. But the murderer in their midst may be the least of their problems…
What’s Next for Oni Press?
In addition to the digital release of Spectacle, many other exciting announcements were dropped during the panel! Local Comic Shop Day (Nov. 18th) finds an Oni exclusive from Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota with the premium cardstock edition of Tales from Johnny Wander, fresh off their Ignatz Award win with the Oni graphic novel, Our Cats More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Collection. Spring brings the soon-to-be fan favorite, Sci-Fu, by Yehudi Mercado (Pantalones, TX; Rocket Salvage), who has created a Spotify tracklist to tide fans over until the graphic novel release on March 14. Fall 2018 will see the return of Sarah Graley’s Kim Reaper for a second season, exploring Kim and Becka’s relationship as they also face vampires and unreasonable work schedules. Ted Naifeh, with a stellar stockpile of titles like Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg, and Night’s Dominion, alluded to a tentative new title working alongside Warren Wucinich (Invader Zim).
A New Oni Press Logo!
To help celebrate 20 years in the making, Oni Press’s own Director of Design and Production, Troy Look, has created a brand new logo to help us celebrate 20 years of amazing comics. The new logo will be featured on all Oni Press single issues coming out in 2018.
“Our focus with the 20th anniversary design was to combine the original and current logo while retaining a modern aesthetic,” said Troy Look. “We wanted to keep complexity low and legibility high but still allow enough room to tailor it for each of our branding needs. We are very proud of what we have been able to accomplish in the past two decades, so a new logo merging both old and new felt appropriate.”
We will be celebrating our 20th anniversary all of 2018, with new and exciting announcements and events to share. We have already come so far and want to thank you for sharing it with us. Here’s to another 20 years, and then some!
“In my 17 years with Oni Press I’ve been fortunate to work with an incredible array of coworkers and creators,” said Oni Press Publisher, James Lucas Jones. “I’ve seen the company change and thrive in ways that I never would have expected and I am so gratified by the growth and diversification of our audience. Our authors, staff, and readers have made me the luckiest dude in comics and I can’t wait to see what these folks, and this medium, have in store for us.”
“I really can’t believe it’s been 20 years. The main reason I started Oni Press was because I felt that comic books were too focused on one demographic. I wanted to create comics for everyone,” said Oni Press Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Nozemack. “It’s very rewarding to see the audience for comics and graphic novels grow and become more diverse, and the library and book markets embrace it as an art form. I’d like to think we were a part of helping to make those changes a reality and I’m excited to see what we can do in the next 20 years.”http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/oni-press-announces-spectacle-webcomic-and-more-at-nycc-20th-anniversary-panel/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/oni-press-logo-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/oni-press-logo-150x64.pngNews