SDCC 2016: Oni Press’ Exclusives, Signings, Panels, and Events

Oni Press is returning to San Diego Comic-Con International! This year’s gathering is being held in San Diego, CA from Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. Preview Night will be held on Wednesday, July 20, from 6:00–9:00 PM.

The publisher has released their exclusives you can find at the show as well as signings, panels and events. Catch the full list below!

EXCLUSIVE VARIANTS AVAILABLE ONLY AT ONI PRESS BOOTH (#1833):

RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #1
San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Exclusive Variant
Variant cover illustrated by Katie Cook
(My Little Pony, Gronk)

(W/A) Sarah Graley
(C) Mildred Louis
Back-up comic illustrated by Marc Ellerby
Price: $10

FRESH ROMANCE VOL. 1
Oni Press Convention Exclusive Variant
Variant cover illustrated by Babs Tarr
(Motor Crush, Batgirl)

(W) Kate Leth, Sarah Vaughn, Sarah Kuhn, Marguerite Bennett, Kieron Gillen
(A/C) Arielle Jovellanos with Amanda Scurti, Sarah Winifred Searle, Sally Jane Thompson with Savanna Ganucheau, Trungles, Christine Norrie
Price: $24.99

JEFF STEINBERG: CHAMPION OF EARTH #1
Oni Press Convention Exclusive Variant
Variant cover illustrated by Tony Fleecs
(My Little Pony)

(W) Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs
(A/CA) Tony Fleecs
(C) Luigi Anderson
Price: $10

RICK AND MORTY #16
Oni Press Convention Exclusive Variant
Variant cover illustrated by Mariel Cartwright (Skullgirls)

(W) Kyle Starks
(A) CJ Cannon
(C) Ryan Hill
Back-up comic by Marc Ellerby
Price: $10

ONI PRESS PANELS:

Modern Romance Comics
Friday,July 22, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 32AB
Once a staple of the Golden Age, romance comics have faded into the background in recent years—but now they’re making a comeback and tackling a wider variety of love stories than ever before! Join Carrie Sessarego (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books), Janelle Asselin (Rosy Press publisher), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Fresh Romance), Thom Zahler (Love and Capes, Long Distance), and Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl, The Plain Janes) as they discuss both classic and new romance comics, some of comics’ most enduring love stories, and the challenges and joys unique to creating romantic stories in comics!

Invader ZIM Conquers San Diego Comic-Con
Saturday, July 23, 2:00–3:00 p.m., Room 29AB
It’s been one year since the premiere of the Invader ZIM comic books, based on the popular Nickelodeon series, so join us for a retrospective of the series so far as well as hints for what’s to come! Featuring Jhonen Vasquez (series creator, control brain), Eric Trueheart (TV and comic series writer), Aaron Alexovich (character designer, artist), Dave Crosland (comic artist), and Megan Lawton (inker) all telling horrible, horrible secrets about the comic book series.

Monster Battle Time!
Sunday, July 24, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m., Room 32AB
It’s MONSTER BATTLE TIME once again! Three artists team up to draw monsters described by audience members IN THE MOST EXTREME BATTLE OF 2016! Featuring the talents of Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar),D.J. Kirkland (Black Mage), and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)! Free comics for ALL attendees!

SIGNINGS HOSTED AT THE ONI PRESS BOOTH (#1833):

THURSDAY, JULY 21

NOON1:00 p.m. Janelle Asselin, Marguerite Bennett, and Sarah Kuhn (Fresh Romance)

1:30–2:30 p.m. Sarah Graley and Katie Cook (Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar)

3:00–4:00 p.m. Ted Naifeh (Night’s Dominion, Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg)

4:30–5:30 p.m. 2016 Eisner Award nominees Zander Cannon (Kaijumax—Best New Series) and Ben Towle (Oyster War—Best Publication for Teens)

6:00–7:00 p.m. Jhonen Vasquez and Megan Lawton (Invader ZIM) *TICKETED

FRIDAY, JULY 22

NOON1:00 p.m. Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs (Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth)

1:30–2:30 p.m. Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar)

3:30–4:30 p.m. Janelle Asselin, Marguerite Bennett, Sarah Kuhn, and Kate Leth (Fresh Romance)

5:00–6:00 p.m. Adam Glass (Brik)

6:00–7:00 p.m. Jhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM) *TICKETED

SATURDAY, JULY 23

11:00 a.m.NOON Robert Rodi and Ed Luce (Merry Men)

NOON–1:00 p.m. Ted Naifeh (Night’s Dominion, Courtney Crumrin, Princess Ugg)

1:30–2:30 p.m. Kyle Starks and Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty, Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar)

3:30–4:30 p.m. Jhonen Vasquez, Eric Trueheart, Aaron Alexovich, Dave Crosland, and Megan Lawton (Invader ZIM) *TICKETED

5:00–6:00 p.m. Greg Smith, Michael Tanner, and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)

SUNDAY, JULY 24

1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m. Joshua Hale Fialkov and Tony Fleecs (Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth)

*Attendees must have a ticket for the Invader ZIM signings.

A limited quantity of tickets will be available at the Oni Press booth (#1833) on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. First come first serve, one ticket per person. There is a signing limit of three items per person.

Oni Press is sponsoring the SDCC Unofficial Blog’s Enchanment Under the SDCC party!

Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00–11:00 p.m.
Analog Bar, 801 5th Avenue Gaslamp
Attendees must be 21+
No San Diego Comic-Con badge required
Tickets to this event are now sold out.

Enjoy a night of awesome raffles, prizes, and more!

Attendees will given two drink tickets for beer and/or wine. Soft drinks are also included in the price. There will also be light food served at the event (including popcorn chicken, beef sliders, grilled cheese, and brownies)!

Every attendee will also receive a goodie bag with items from several companies, including a free copy of the San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Exclusive variant of RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #1!


RICK AND MORTY: LIL’ POOPY SUPERSTAR #1 by Sarah Graley with Mildred Louis and Marc Ellerby
San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Exclusive variant cover illustrated by Katie Cook