Oni Press Announces A New Nerdy Post-Apocalyptic Series, The Long Con
At The Long Con, nerd currency is king! This July, Oni Press invites readers to discover the post-apocalyptic societies inside convention life. The Long Con is a humorous action/adventure for teen and adult readers alike, whether con-goers or not, written by Dylan Meconis and film critic for The Portland Mercury, Ben Coleman, with illustrations by webcomic artist EA Denich, colors by M. Victoria Robado, and lettered by Aditya Bidikar. Take a look inside what happens when the world ends, but the culture of Con lives on.
Five years ago, a cataclysmic event obliterated everything within a fifty mile radius of the Los Spinoza Convention Center—including the attendees of Long Con, the world’s biggest (and longest) comic convention. But unknown to the outside world, the con-goers not only survived, they kept the convention going. When proof of their survival surfaces, reporter Victor Lai is sent to investigate—after all, he was covering the con that fateful day and escaped mere minutes before everything went kablooie… abandoning his nerdy pal Dez in the process. So clearly he’s the perfect person for the job, and he won’t get trapped inside like some kinda idiot. Right?