Oni Press is turning 20! Join us, sponsors of Rose City Comic Con 2018, on September 7th at 8pm, at the Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan St, Portland, OR 97209) to party down. There will be exclusive Oni Press merch available in addition to McMenamins catered food, a cash bar, and dancing with music by Portland’s famed DJs, Strange Babes. Take photos at our GIF booth and meet and hang out with our creators, staff, friends, and family.
This event with Rose City Comic Con closes our year-long celebration. Last October we announced our transition to Simon & Schuster as our new book distributor, and this year donated to such charities as the True Colors Fund and the Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon. Additionally, we created a brand-new 20th anniversary logo that adorned all of our single issues. Along the way, we also welcomed our new Director of Sales, Margot Wood from Epic Reads, Marketing Design Manager, Sandy Tanaka, from Dark Horse, and Sarah Gaydos from IDW as our new Editorial Director of Licensed Publishing. Even Oni Press Founder and Chief Financial Officer, Joe Nozemack, 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 specifically on one demographic. I wanted to create comics for everyone,” said 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.”
“I’m proud to be a part of Oni Press expanding as a company,” said Publisher James Lucas Jones. “We are like one big creative family, and we will continue to welcome new endeavors with every turn: from our readership, gamers, and entertainment. I can’t wait to see what we do next!”
You can purchase tickets to Rose City Comic Con here: https://rosecitycomiccon.com/buy-tickets/
We hope you will join us in this amazing blowout celebration. Capacity is limited, so arrive early!