Oni Press announced the August 2023 release of Dwellings, a new bi-monthly horror series by Jay Stephens.
Oni’s new release of DWELLINGS marks the award-winning Canadian cartoonist’s return to the publisher that played an early, pivotal role in shaping his career with series like JETCAT CLUBHOUSE, LAND OF NOD, ODDVILLE, and ATOMIC CITY TALES – all of which numbered among some of Oni’s earliest and most acclaimed breakout hits alongside series like CLERKS and ONI DOUBLE FEATURE.
Each of DWELLINGS’ three oversized, prestige format issues will be 72 blood-curdling pages long and will include two complete tales. Welcome to Elwich – an oasis of small-town perfection, where the schools overflow with cheery-eyed children, lovingly adorned homes line the historic boulevards… and only the crows can see the deep, festering rot that lurks beneath the pristine surface. Murder. Demonology. Possession. Obsession. Elwich has them all on offer—and behind every dwelling awaits a horrifying new story to be told.
“As a young collector in the days before the internet, before our town even dreamt of a comic shop, I remember walking the train tracks on weekends, hunting back issues at garage sales and flea markets, picking up whatever I could find,” said cartoonist Jay Stephens in a press release. “Though considered uncool, I was magnetically attracted to the irresistibly adorable Harvey comics… Casper, Spooky, Wendy, and Hot Stuff in particular… and always kept an eye out for that one issue where they finally revealed who murdered Casper the Friendly Ghost. If the definition of nostalgia is to ‘return home in pain,’ DWELLINGS is the most nostalgic work I’ve ever produced. And my re-imagining of that darker Harvey Comics backstory has festered and intertwined with my personal fears into something truly frightening.”
Dwellings is scheduled to arrive on August 9, 2023.