Press Release

Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today an unprecedented series of San Diego Comic-Con exclusives available at the Oni Press booth (#1833) this year, including Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, Kaijumax and a series of panels and signings that will be a sure hit with attendees.

Comic Con International San Diego 2015 will be a major event for fans of Invader Zim, Rick and Morty, and Kaijumax. Invader Zim #1 releases July 8th and Bryan Konietzko (Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Legend of Korra, and staff member on original Invader Zim show) has produced a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive cover for the first issue. Rick and Morty fans will be able to get an exclusive SDCC cover of issue #1 by Russ Manning award nominee Gabo (The Life After). Critically acclaimed, fan favorite giant monster prison drama Kaijumax #1’s SDCC variant cover will feature a scene of San Diego kaiju destruction by series creator Zander Cannon. These artists will all be available for signings of their variants at the Oni Press booth (#1833).

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Oni Press is pleased to host a number of renowned creators on fan-favorite panels this year at SDCC. Editing Comics with Oni Press, on Thursday 7/9 at 12 pm in Room 9 and moderated by Janelle Asselin (Editor of Fresh Romance), will be full of insight on the recent open submissions process, pitching your comic, and the importance of fostering diversity in creating comics accessible to everyone, as well as feature the announcement of new Oni Press titles. The Return of Invader Zim, on Saturday 7/11 at 2 pm in Room 29AB, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plot world domination with Jhonen Vasquez and the legendary creative team on the upcoming Invader Zim comic series, with Q&A questions received via Twitter starting July 1st. Oni Press: Monster Art Battle, on Sunday 7/12 at 11 am in Room 32AB, features three artists, Corin Howell (Bat-Mite, Transformers: Windblade) Gabo (The Life After) and Joey Weiser (Mermin), going head to head on the drawing boards for this all-ages beloved panel with free comics for every attendee.

Signings at the Oni Press booth include star creators such as Invader Zim’s Jhonen Vasquez, Rick and Morty’s Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, and legendary creator Bryan Konietzko. Tickets for these high-demand appearances will be available at the Oni Press booth prior to the signings and ticket numbers selected for the limited signing spots will be announced at the Oni Press booth and on Oni Press’ Twitter 1 hour before signing. Meanwhile, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad signing attendees will receive an exclusive Odd Schnozz debut signing poster, limited to 50 units, as well as the chance to get a punk rock portrait sketch from series artist Dennis Culver. Kids are welcome to join Tribe 65 at Junior Braves of the Apocalypse signings for Junior Braves badge pins, scouting lore, learning to read tracks and other campfire activities with the writers of Junior Braves. Fans of all-ages can color with Eisner-nominated Mermin creator Joey Weiser at his Saturday and Sunday signings.

Thursday 7/9
11 am – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
12 pm – Editing Comics with Oni Press (Panel) 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 9
2 pm – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
3 pm – Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
4 pm – Chuck BB (Black Metal)
5 pm – Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Gabo (Rick and Morty)

Friday 7/10
10 am – Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak, Blood Feud)
11 am – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
1 pm – Paul Tobin (I Was The Cat)
2 pm – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
3 pm – Charles Soule (Letter 44)
4 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Bryan Konietzko (Invader Zim)
5 pm – Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)

Saturday 7/11
10:30 am – Joey Weiser (Mermin)
11:30 am – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
12:30 pm – Gabo (The Life After)
2 pm – The Return of Invader Zim (Panel) 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 29AB
3:30 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
4:30 pm – Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)
5:30 pm – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)

Sunday 7/12
10 am – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
11 am – Oni Press: Monster Art Battle (Panel) 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room: 32AB
12:30 pm – Joey Weiser (Mermin)
2 pm – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
3 pm – Zander Cannon (Kaijumax)

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Exclusively available at Junior Braves of the Apocalypse and Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad signings respectively

Finally, Invader Zim fans will have a chance to win Invader Zim #1 whether they’re at Comic-Con or not! Visit the Oni Press booth at any time during the convention in Invader Zim cosplay and receive Invader Zim #1. Starting July 1st, Oni Press will accept questions for The Return of Invader Zim panel via Twitter, in replies to a specific Twitter post appearing the morning of July 1st on the Oni Press account. Replies which are chosen for the panel will receive Invader Zim #1.

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Oni Press can be found at San Diego Comic-Con booth #1833, across the aisle from Sideshow Collectibles.

About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

via Oni Press

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