Oni Press is adding multiple collections of some of the web’s most beloved comics to their 2020 publishing slate. Following up on this month’s release of Valerie Minelli’s Mrs. Follein hardcover collection, and the all-new omnibus editions of Chris Onstad’s seminal strip Achewood, Oni Press announces three more print editions of modern webcomics for the summer season!
Starting in May, Oni will collect Kyle Latino’s Savage Beard of She Dwarf, a humorous young adult fantasy webcomic that tells the heartwarming story of a lonely dwarf searching for her place in the world.
She Dwarf believes herself to be the last dwarf in existence. Hoping to find evidence to the contrary, She Dwarf sets out on a mission to find the lost dwarven city of Dammerung. But Dammerung isn’t on any map and will not be easily found. Strong forces stand in She Dwarf’s way. Begrudgingly forced to take on a partner to aid in her mission, She Dwarf is joined by war barbarian, Hack Battler. Together, the pair will face vengeful shorcs, sludge demons, mutant bear monsters, and more. When warned by an elf named Drift of the dangers of searching for the lost city, She Dwarf will come face to face with the consequences of her quest. Driven by memories of her mother, She Dwarf is more determined than ever to unearth the truth of the dwarves.
In June, mainline pure Hell Was Full in a first-time collection of Branson Reese’s notoriously dark and hilarious webcomic, complete with the infamous alt text and an illogical amount of brand-new material. A group of raccoons gnaw on God’s severed head; a man brags to his friend about driving a Transformer out of its own funeral; a toaster revolts against its master. These are just some of the scenes in the pitch-black world of Hell Was Full, the popular webcomic that blends the bleak and the absurd into a delicious dadaist cocktail.
In August, hilarious indie comics darling Frankie Comics is collected for the first time in this full-color hardcover edition – purrfect for cat lovers everywhere. Fans of Johnny Wander, Pusheen, and Chi’s Sweet Home will love this collection of the hit webcomic by Rachel Dukes.
When they discover a kitten asleep in their doorway, real-life artist couple Rachel and Mike immediately fall prey to her charms. Soon, the new queen of their home is a blue point Siamese cat named Frankie. Stealing snacks, making mischief, and taking snuggling very seriously, Frankie proves, again and again, the wholesome joys of a feline companion.
Look for more information on these new collections and others in the Oni Press summer 2020 lineup in the coming weeks!