It is after careful deliberation that the Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group and author/artist Katie O’Neill have made the difficult decision to postpone the release of the third book in her acclaimed Tea Dragon series, The Tea Dragon Tapestry, over concerns it does not meet our print production standards.
“While we are extremely disappointed to be delaying such a highly anticipated book, it was an essential move to ensure that Katie’s gorgeous and heart-warming series finale arrived on bookshelves in a package worthy of her artistry and our high production standards,” commented publisher James Lucas Jones.
In order to ensure the best possible quality, The Tea Dragon Tapestry will instead be published on June 1, 2021. In the first year of print, Tea Dragon Society was included in Amazon’s list of Best Comics and Graphic Novels as well as School Library Journal’s Top 10 Graphic Novels and, in 2018, was included in the American Library Association Rainbow List, won the Eisner Award in both Best Publication for Kids and Best Webcomic, won the Dwayne McDuffie for Kids Comics, and won the Harvey Award for Best Children’s or Young Adult Book.
Initially discovered as a webcomic, The Tea Dragon Society has charmed countless readers and fans across the world since its publication in 2017. The whimsical tale of the young aspiring blacksmith and her discovery of the titular tea dragon society has inspired everything from fan art to fanfiction, to cosplay, and merchandise, including two games created in collaboration with Renegade Game Studios: The Tea Dragon Society Card Game and the recently announced Autumn Harvest: A Tea Dragon Society Card Game which will be available on November 11, 2020. The Cybils and Eisner Award-nominated companion book to The Tea Dragon Society, The Tea Dragon Festival, was published in 2019.
“Fans have waited patiently for a reunion with Greta and Minette and the original Tea Dragons, and while I apologise for asking for their patience a little longer, I’m so glad that the continuation of their story will be able to be experienced the way it was truly intended,” said Katie O’Neill. “I can’t wait for readers to see what is in store!”
The award-winning graphic novel series will conclude in June 2021 when The Tea Dragon Tapestry is released.