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Ophiuchus Heads from Webcomic to Print this August

Image Comics is pleased to announce that the popular webcomic, Ophiuchus by Alexis Leriger de la Plante and Natasha Tara Petrović will be collected in its entirety and debut in print from Image Comics this August.

Perfect for fans of Sloane Leong’s Prism Stalker, the day-glo drenched, cybernetic Young Adult/Teen adventure of Ophiuchus follows the story of a lone sentry to an ancient inactive warp gate. But when a strange being breaks through and infects her with a sentient virus, she’s approached by two machines who implore her to follow them to the center of the universe and put an end to the malevolent rot before it spreads to the surrounding worlds.

Ophiuchus trade paperback (ISBN: 978-1-5343-1406-1) is a complete, standalone graphic novel and will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, August 21 and available in bookstores on Tuesday, August 27.

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Panels To Chords Ninety – Nine Righteous Men

Ben and Madi are back for a all-new episode of Panels To Chords! This time, they’re talking about K.M. Claude’s Ninety-Nine Righteous Men, the cult hit webcomic about two priests with a shameful history between them that must join forces to vanquish a demonic being of lust possessing a helpless choir boy. It’s sexy, blasphemous and darker than your morning coffee. Just what the doctor ordered!

Webcomic Ordinary Princess is Printed for the First Time this Summer 2019

In an extraordinary land full of extraordinary people, what does it really mean to be ordinary? That’s what we discover in Extraordinary: The Story of an Ordinary Princess, inspired by M. M. Kaye‘s beloved novel! Journey with Princess Basil, a princess whose gift is simply to be ordinary. Portland comics artist and writer Cassie Anderson takes her webcomic out of the digital world for the first time in this tale of magical adventure, full of soul and humor for readers of all ages.

In her quest to be more than just ordinary, Basil tracks down the fairy godmother who “blessed” her, and learns the answer to her ordinariness might more challenging than it appears. Follow along on her expedition as she escapes unusual kidnappings, gnomes, snarky foxes, and a badger or two, and along the way learns just what it takes to be extraordinary. 

The exquisite Extraordinary: The Story of an Ordinary Princess comes to your local comic shop July 24, 2019.

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Talking with Cartoonist Blue Delliquanti, creator of “Oh Human Star” on Graphic Policy Radio

O Human Star, is a webcomic about a trans robot, the humans who made her and the complex world of robotics and human development they all live in. I interviewed series creator Blue Delliquanti

Blue is the creator of the Prism Award-winning webcomic O Human Star. Blue is also the co-creator of the graphic novel Meal (with Soleil Ho) and The ‘Stan (with David Axe and Kevin Knodell).

We discuss artistic inspiration, transhumanism, robot politics, Rossum’s Universal Robots, Mike Mignola’s influence, queer stories and generation gaps and the unique joy of finding fanart of your work.

Webtoon Continues to Grow with New Comics

The #1 web comic publisher, Webtoon, continues to grow their creator community. The platform launched five new titles in January. Webtoon excels with an incredibly diverse selection of titles and the January releases are no exception! Castle Swimmer tells the story of two undersea boys whose fate intertwine into a romance like no other, Acception is a sweet tale of a very different boy who brings a fresh splash of color to the world around him, Save Me comes from the BU piecing together a Groundhog Day storyline from clues throughout BTS’ music videos over the past few years, Trailer Park Warlock finds a hero in a single-wide, and The Four of Them reminds us high school is still the same challenging yet impactful short period of our lives – this submission to their recent Discover Contest made the first cut and gathered a legion of fans. More information on each title is below – all available to binge now!

Castle Swimmer

Creator: Wendy Lian Martin

Description: What happens when your entire life is ruled by a prophecy – your future foretold by people you’ve never met, who died long before you were born. Such is the story of two young sea creatures. One believed to be a guiding light for his people, a Beacon who will lead them to a bright, prosperous future. The other is a teenage prince for who’s destiny is to KILL the Beacon so that HIS own people might thrive. When both reject the course set for them, it leads to a raucous adventure as big and unpredictable as the ocean itself – and a romance that nobody could have predicted.

Note: With more than 200k subscribers in just six episodes and more than 1.7 million global reads, Castle Swimmer marks an impressive debut on Webtoon for creator Wendy Liam Martin.

Updates weekly on Sundays

Acception

Creator: Colourbee

Description: With his rainbow-colored hair and love of all things fashion, Arcus is anything BUT your average teenager. He’s an upbeat independent thinker, proud fashionista, and like the rest of us, is just looking for a few friends to call his own. Acception may be Arcus’ story – but it’s all OUR stories too – and it is for anyone who’s ever struggled to fit in, find love, or thought that High School was pretty much the worst thing ever invented.

NoteAcception debuts with 115k subscribers and more than 1.4 million global reads

Updates twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays

Save Me

Creator: Big Hit Ent./LICO

Description: Seven boys. Best friends. Their fates intertwined through the good times together, but also the tough times, as they have gone their separate ways and suffered greatly as a result. When all is almost lost for these boys, one is given a special chance to go back in time and help his friends fix the mistakes that led them down this path. He’ll do anything to save them, but can he? Or is he too late?

Note: Save Me launch week was an incredible 1.1 million subscribers and more than 24 million views. This webtoon topped the trending topics and was top 10 on multiple charts in the App store.

Updates every Thursday

Trailer Park Warlock

Creator: Matthew J. Rainwater

Description: Jake Baker, the working-class warlock, struggles to make ends meet. But with the help of his friends and some down-home DIY magick, he might just keep chaos at bay, and pay his lot fees too…

Note: The creator has introduced an interesting collection of critters including a Rabblesnake…

Updates every Friday

The Four of Them

Creator: Mai Hirschfeld

Description: Getting crushed by your crush. Coming out to your parents. Learning that your sister is your biggest dating rival. High school sure does have its share of twists, turns and moments of high drama. To get through it all with your smile and sanity intact, you’re going to need some friends. Really good friends. Friends like Johnny, Mariel, Gaby and Martina who, one way or another, will find a way to get through their teenage years together.

About: This Discover title made the first cut in Webtoon’s 2018 Creator Contest – and developed an incredible readership!

Updates every Monday

The Cosmoknights are Here to Take on the Patriarchy

Top Shelf Productions will publish the solo debut graphic novel by acclaimed cartoonist Hannah Templer. Written, drawn, and colored by Templer, Cosmoknights is a thrilling galactic adventure set in a world where mech-suited warriors duel over the daughters of the aristocracy, and a fledgling resistance of lady knights aim to bring down the system from within.

Templer will serialize Cosmoknights beginning in March 2019 (International Women’s Month), leading to its print publication in Fall 2019.

Cosmoknights

Polar Gets Posters and a Trailer. Coming to Netflix January 25.

Based on the graphic novel/webcomic series by Victor Santos, Polar gets two posters as well as a trailer. It debuts on Netflix January 25.

The world’s top assassin, Duncan Vizla, aka The Black Kaiser (Mads Mikkelsen), is settling into retirement when his former employer marks him as a liability to the firm. Against his will, he finds himself back in the game going head to head with an army of younger, faster, ruthless killers who will stop at nothing to have him silenced.

Webcomics Weekly: The Mind Palace

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s spotlight on webcomics, where we take a look at one of the many comics available online every Sunday: Webcomics Weekly (but don’t be fooled by the “weekly” part of the title; the feature may happen more or less frequently than that). We’re defining webcomics as any comics published online for free consumption by the general public that doesn’t require a  subscription service.

This week we’re taking a look at The Mind Palace. The strip is created by Dave Dwonch, who was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about the webcomic below.

GP: How often do you update?

DD: Every Tuesday and Thursday!

GP: How long have you been producing the strip?

DD: We launched with 7 pages the Wednesday of Preview night at SDCC, and skipped a couple of weeks before launching twice weekly. 

GP: Where did the idea for the strip come from?

DD: I am a huge fan of Bryan Fuller’s work, and t always bugged me that his shows were always cut short. I think that sometimes happens with genius level stuff– it finds an audience later. Look at stuff like Arrested Development and Wet Hot American Summer; the fans kind of grow into the projects. I think Bryan’s stuff is a lot like that.

I wanted to play with the idea of what might happen if someone’s creations had no where left to go, an wound up festering in their subconscious mind. It leads to some volatile stories, trust me.

Below you’ll find two examples of the webcomic.

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Webcomics Weekly: Amanda Green, SIA

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s spotlight on webcomics, where we take a look at one of the many comics available online every Sunday: Webcomics Weekly (but don’t be fooled by the “weekly” part of the title; the feature may happen more or less frequently than that). We’re defining webcomics as any comics published online for free consumption by the general public that doesn’t require a  subscription service.

This week we’re taking a look at [comic’s name], link. The strip is created by Name, who was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about the webcomic below.

Graphic Policy: In a nutshell, can you tell us what the strip’s about?

Amanda Green, SIA is about an insurance agent in a superhero-filled city.  Well, that’s the initial tagline for the comic.  It began in 2012 and has evolved into a comic about regular people living in a world of superheroes.  It follows the title character, Amanda Green, and her friends as they deal with regular supervillain attacks, alien invasions, and literally anything that happens in superhero comics.

GP: How often do you update?

Currently, we update twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

GP: How long have you been producing the strip?

I’ve been producing Amanda Green, SIA since about 2011, debuting in 2012.  I’m the writer, and I pitched the comic to my friend, Marili Ramirez.  She’s a great artist who I’ve known for years prior to then.  We were going to work on a couple other projects before Amanda Green, SIA, but things just never panned out.  But by 2011, we were ready to work together.  Since then, Marili left the comic in 2016, and I worked with MJ Barros next.  Currently, I’m working with Amy King and have a couple amazing artists lined up for future stories.

GP: Where did the idea for the strip come from?

Amanda Green, SIA came out of seeing so much destruction in so many superhero movies and animated series.  Property destruction is a staple in comics, of course, but for some reason, it never really clicked with me on the page.  But with movies and television, all that destruction feels more real, more palpable (and being an adult with property of my own sure adds to that).  If Superman throws a car at a supervillain, well, that’s SOMEBODY’s car.  Now they don’t have a car.  What is that person supposed to do now?  That interested me.  How do regular people go on with their lives after their car or house is smashed by a superhero or supervillain?  What do they do after they’ve been magically turned into dinosaurs (a thing that actually happens in my comic)?  We see so much media about the lives of superheroes, but we rarely see the lives of regular people in that world.

Below you’ll find two examples of the webcomic.

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Webtoon Has Four New Featured Creators this November

Creator-driven, free web comic platform, Webtoon, is set to launch four new series in November. The new titles mark the debut of four new creators to the number #1 digital publisher – James Maddox with Metaphorical Her, Nicky Soh’s Alise EliseSeed by Said Polat, and Urban Animal by John Amor.

Metaphorical Her – James Maddox – November 10

Metaphorical Her is the Webtoon debut from creator James Maddox (Dead Legends, Clown, The Dead & Eccentrix). Maddox lives in Huntington, WV, is the bass player for the rock band Qiet, and enjoys good bourbon–usually in an Ewok flask.

Description: Humiliated and exiled, a poet builds an underground following within the ravenous rock scene through her enlightening poetry. Now, Laney and her friends fight against the white-collar criminals who threaten their careers, all within a spectacle of visual metaphors.

New episode every Saturday.

 

Alise Elise – Nicky Soh – November 17

Creator and illustrator, Nicky Soh (Adventure Times, Liquid City 3, Rock Mary Rock) makes his Webtoon debut with the series Alise Elise. Soh holds a double Masters in Sequential Art and Illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and is a very much in demand illustrator working from his studio in New Jersey.

Description: Separated at birth in a twist of fate, twins Alice and Elise lead very different lives. In the living world, Alice lives in ignorant bliss of her twin, Elise, who is doomed to the underworld. When Alice falls into the underworld before her time, Elise sees a way back to the world of the living–at the expense of her sister.

New episode every Saturday.

Seed – Said Polat – November 18

Illustrator Said Polat has been working in games and animation industry for more than 5 years, specializing in character design. This is Polat’s debut comic on Webtoon.

Description: A rogue AI is unleashed on the world by mysterious forces. Attaching itself to Emma, a troubled young girl, the AI begins to learn and grow from a seed… into something else.

New episode every Sunday.

Urban Animal – John Amor – November 24​

Eisner nominated comic artist and illustrator John Amor (One Week in the Library) has been creating comics full-time since 2008 – published by Zuda, Image and IDW. Urban Animal is his first comic with Webtoon.

Description: Joe Gomez is an average high school student. He’s doing decent in classes, plays guitar in a band and he’s 90% sure the cute new girl is into him. So all in all, pretty okay. Until the day he turns into a saber-toothed tiger. Joe learns that he is a Chimera, a shapeshifting nature spirit. Now he must deal with stopping the resurrection of a terribly powerful Chimera that threatens the human race, AND high school.

New episode every Saturday.

 

And don’t forget to check out  the late October launch titles:

Freaking RomanceCreated by Snailords, Freaking Romance is a supernatural romance set in modern day.Freaking Romance is Snailords’ third featured title on Webtoon, a fourth can be found in Discover.

Description: Zylith finds herself enchanted by what she assumed was a figment of imagination in her new apartment. Except…he exists. Somewhere in another universe.

New episode every Sunday.

SubZero: Created by Junepurr, SubZero is a romance-fantasy series from our Discover talent pool. SubZero is her first comic with more than 15 million views over 21 episodes and an incredibly loyal following! SubZeroalready has

Description: In a last attempt at peace, Clove, the last princess of a near-extinct Dragon clan is forced into a political marriage with an enemy prince.

New episode every Monday.

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