The Acclaimed All-Ages Comic Series Joins Kate Beaton’s DUCKS as the Ringo Awards’ Most Celebrated Book of the Year
PORTLAND, OR (September 11, 2023) – JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS by co-writer/artist Chris Samnee (Daredevil, Black Widow), co-writer Laura Samnee, colorist Matthew Wilson (Eternals), and letterer Crank! racked up two awards at this year’s Ringo Awards, winning the award for the Best Kids Comic or Graphic Novel and the award for the Best Single Issue or Story. The acclaimed all-ages graphic novel joined Kate Beaton’s Ducks as the Ringo Awards most celebrated book of the year. Previous to winning two Ringo Awards, JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS also received the 2022 Mike Wieringo Spirit Award.
Oni Press, the multiple Eisner and Harvey award-winning publisher of best-selling comic books and graphic novels, will publish JONNA AND THE UNPOSSIBLE MONSTERS: DELUXE EDITION on October 31, 2023, collecting all 12 issues of the modern classic in a single deluxe hardcover for the first time, along with a special, behind-the-scenes “making of” section featuring never-before-seen content
With the fate of their family and possibly the whole world at stake, can Jonna and Rainbow rescue their dad, battle countless monsters, and tell each other how they really feel? Jonna and Rainbow are sisters, but that doesn’t mean they’re all that similar: Rainbow’s the bookish one, Jonna is the whirlwind. Jonna’s also incredibly strong and nearly invulnerable—which will come in handy as they search the ruined, monster-infested wasteland that was once their home while looking for their missing father. Their world, once lush and bountiful, has been overrun by giant monsters and prickly, unnatural vines that strangle the life from the natural flora and fauna.
Their differences sometimes feel bigger than they know how to handle, but the girls set out across the broken land to reunite their family, following other survivors and word of mouth from one place to the next. From a cave of huddled refugees to a hidden city of humans that have built a home in the shattered remnants of a mighty redwood forest, things are rarely what they seem. One thing is for certain, it’s a thrill ride from start to finish, and Rainbow and Jonna won’t stop till they find their father… and maybe even save the world!