There will be a fair number of exclusives and premieres from Oni Press at the San Diego Comic Con, and the company sent Major Spoilers a breakdown of its events.  And there’s bound to be some Scott Pilgrim news too!

Premiering at SDCC 2009

Festering Romance
By Renee Lott

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with a free Director’s Cut Ashcan featuring an inside look at the cartoonists process from scripting to finishing touches (while supplies last).*
20 year-old college student Janet lives a quiet life in with her spectral roommate Paul. And the more she tries to withdraw, the more the world pushes back. Freya, Janet’s pushy friend, is always setting her up on blind dates, and the most recent (successful) date creates far more turmoil for Janet than happiness. Strangely, it’s the things the fledgling couple have in common that keep them apart. Will their pasts haunt them forever or will they find a way to heal their festering romance?

You Have Killed Me
By Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with a limited edition book plate (while supplies last)*
Things just can’t get any worse for Antonio Mercer. A private eye by trade, a dame from his past has re-surfaced in his life as a client along with all of the emotional baggage he thought he’d left behind forever. Of course, this unusual client doesn’t have just any case, her family is mixed up with seriously dangerous people and the body count is just starting to pile up!

Wet Moon, Vol. 5: Where All Stars Fail to Burn
By Ross Campbell

*Don’t forget to pick up your brand new Wet Moon t-shirt!*
There’s lots going on in the tiny town of Wet Moon and the weirdness isn’t going to die down soon. With Cleo and her circle’s attention focused on the big softball game, the dark emotional clouds gathering in the distance have gone unnoticed. Will anybody be ready for the brutal conflict that’s on the horizon?

Special Imprint, Limited Black Cover Version of Wasteland: The Apocalyptic Edition (Hardcover)
*There will be an extremely limited number of these hand bound, black cover versions of the Wasteland Hardcover. Only available at SDCC 2009!*

The Harvey-nominated, critically acclaimed ongoing series gets the deluxe hardcover treatment with this new massive collection! Reprinting the first 13 issues of the series including the fan-favorite “Walking the Dust” prose shorts and a full color gallery of Ben Templesmith’s covers, this impressive tome chronicles the opening adventures of Michael, a mysterious wanderer struggling to find the answers to both his past and his future.

The Oni Press Talent Search Continues!

For more details & how to apply, check the Oni Press website: http://www.onipress.com/blog/?p=847

Con Grabs & Specials

  • Help Oni Press reduce waste with these stylin’ Oni Press tote bags – Free with purchases over $30 or $5 each.
  • You Have Killed Me Book Plate – Free with purchase of the Graphic Novel (while supplies last)!
  • Festering Romance Director’s Cut – Free with purchase of the Graphic Novel (while supplies last)!

Oni Merch!

Including: NEW Scott Pilgrim Shirts & New Scott Pilgrim Buttons, NEW Wet Moon Shirts & NEW Wet Moon Buttons, NEW Stumptown Shirts, NEW North World Buttons, NEW Oni Shirts, Black Metal Shirts, Wasteland Shirts, North World Shirts, Shirts of Shirts with Shirts on them buttoned to buttons of shirts… and much more!

Oni Press on Panels!

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Bryan Lee O’Malley— Comic-Con special guest Bryan Lee O’Malley (winner of the Doug Wright, Joe Shuster, and Harvey Awards) talks with legendary comics scholar Scott McCloud (Understanding Comics, Zot!) about Bryan’s groundbreaking slice-of-life graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim. From its genesis to the production of the upcoming film version, O’Malley speaks frankly about where Scott Pilgrim came from and where the series is going from here. With a fan Q&A to close the discussion, this is the must attend event of Comic-Con 2009! Room 5AB

3:00-4:00 Oni Press: Panelmonium 2009
— Get up close and personal with trend setting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press. Join in the Q&A with your favorite Oni creators, including Ross Campbell (Wet Moon), Jamie S. Rich (You Have Killed Me), Greg Rucka (Whiteout), Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim), and Chris Schweizer (The Crogan Adventures). Get sneak peeks at upcoming Oni projects, news on Oni Press fan initiatives, free Oni comics, prizes, and more! Guaranteed by Oni Press’s totally biased employees to be “the most fun you’ll ever have at a panel.” Room 10

3:45-4:45 USA Network’s Psych
— James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), and the entire creative team give you an all-access behind-the-scenes pass to the USA Network hit original series Psych. Stars and producers will share personal stories and answer questions about the show’s genesis, episodic development, and production process. Video presentations created exclusively for Comic-Con will feature never-before-seen outtakes, a Season 4 exclusive preview, and a special video-diary segment that will take panel attendees inside the daily production process via the perspective of a staff writer, the Vancouver production team, and series star James Roday as he prepares to shoot a scene for the upcoming season. Plus, two lucky fans will find fame and fortune when they win the honor of having a guest character in a future episode named after them! You can also expect giveaways, exclusive merchandise, and a first-run preview copy of the upcoming Psych graphic novel from Oni Press! Ballroom 20

2:00-3:00 Kids Write!
— Kids, join creators Chris Giarrusso (G-Man), Chris Schweizer (Crogan’s Vengeance), Eric Wight (Frankie Pickle), and Gene Yang (American Born Chinese) as they draw the story you tell! Moderated by Cory Casoni (Oni Press). Room 30CDE

Oni Press is pleased to announce the following signings at their booth #1833

10:00 – 11:20 Hope Larson Brian Hurtt Cullen Bunn
11:30 – 12:50 Chuck BB Rick Spears Phil Gelatt Rick Lacy Chris Schweizer
1:00 – 2:20 Robbi Rodriguez John Layman Cameron Stewart Ray Fawkes
4:00 – 5:20 Ross Campbell Renee Lott Joelle Jones Jamie S. Rich Nunz/Christie Rashida
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley Antony Johnston Chris Mitten

10:00 – 11:20 Justin Greenwood Marc Guggenheim Ray Fawkes
11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston Chris Mitten Nunz/Christie Brian Hurtt Cullen Bunn Ande Parks Chris Samnee
1:00 – 2:20 Robbi Rodriguez John Layman Phil Gelatt Rick Lacy
2:30 – 3:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley Judd Winick Chris Schweizer Ted Naifeh Renee Lott
4:00 – 5:20 Joelle Jones Jamie S. Rich Hope Larson Greg Rucka Matt Southworth
5:30 – 6:50 Lars Brown Chuck BB Rick Spears Ross Campbell

10:00 – 11:20 Phil Gelatt Rick Lacy Brian Hurtt Cullen Bunn Ande Parks Chris Samnee
11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston Chris Mitten Joelle Jones Jamie S. Rich Renee Lott
1:00 – 2:20 Bryan Lee O’Malley Chris Schweizer Lars Brown
2:30 – 3:50 Justin Greenwood Marc Guggenheim Greg Rucka Matt Southworth
4:00 – 5:20 Robbi Rodriguez John Layman Judd Winick Chuck BB Rick Spears Ross Campbell
5:30 – 6:50 Bryan Lee O’Malley Cameron Stewart Ray Fawkes Ted Naifeh

10:00 – 11:20 Robbi Rodriguez John Layman Renee Lott Cameron Stewart Ray Fawkes
11:30 – 12:50 Antony Johnston Chris Mitten Lars Brown Chuck BB Rick Spears
1:00 – 2:20 Chris Schweizer Ted Naifeh Phil Gelatt Rick Lacy
2:30 – 3:50 Joelle Jones Jamie S. Rich Brian Hurtt Cullen Bunn Ross Campbell

And of course the Oni Press Staff will be on hand at the Oni Booth #1833: Joe Nozemack, James Lucas Jones, Randal C. Jarrell, Jill Beaton, Keith Wood, Douglas E. Sherwood, & Cory Casoni.

via Oni Press


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Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...

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