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The weekend is almost here and we’re hopefully heading to Small Press Expo! If you’re in the Washington, DC area, it’s a show that’s a must to go to. While you wait for the weekday to end and weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

CBLDF – CBLDF Welcomes Bob Schreck As Deputy Director – An interesting addition.

The Beat – Zack Soto joins Oni Press as Editor – Interesting.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Batman Universe #3
CBR –
Levius

SDCC 2019: Katie O’Neill’s Dewdrop is Out from Oni in Spring 2020

At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, New Zealand creator Katie O’Neill announced her next book, Dewdrop, coming in early 2020!

From the author of The Tea Dragon Society comes Dewdrop, the delightful children’s tale of an adorable axolotl who cheers on his underwater friends as they each bring their talents to the pond’s sports fair! 

Dewdrop is an easygoing, gentle axolotl who enjoys naps, worm pie, and cheerleading. When the yearly sports fair nears, he and his friends—Mia the weightlifting turtle, Newman the musical newt, and three minnows who love to cook—get ready to showcase their skills to the whole pond! However, as the day of the fair gets closer, Dewdrop’s friends can’t help putting pressure on themselves to be the best. It’s up to Dewdrop to remind them how to be mindful, go at their own pace, and find joy in their own achievements.

This new picture book teaches the values of friendship, teamwork, healthy competition, and community in a sweet story for parents and children to enjoy together. 

Dewdrop will be released in finer comic book shops and bookstores everywhere in April of next year for $12.99!

Dewdrop

SDCC 2019: Oni Press Announces its Signings and Programming

Oni Press

A little over two weeks ahead of the doors opening to preview night at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Oni Press has revealed a full slate of signings, exclusives, and programming at this year’s convention.

Fans will get multiple chances to meet some of their favorite creators, including Eisner nominee Katie O’Neill throughout the show, with days and times outlined below:

Thursday, July 18
10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.: Ivy Noel Weir & Christina “Steenz” Stewart (Archival Quality)
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.: Cat Farris (My Boyfriend is a Bear)
12:30 p.m.–1:15 p.m.: Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America)
2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
4:30 p.m.–5:30p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)

Friday, July 19
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Zander Cannon (Kaijumax)
2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.: Bryan Lee O’Malley (Scott Pilgrim)
4:30 p.m.–5:15 p.m.: Andrew MacLean (Rick & Morty)
5:30 p.m.–6:15 p.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)

Saturday, July 20
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: Vernon Shaw & Leighton Gray (Dream Daddy)
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.: Invader ZIM Group Signing

Sunday, July 21
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.: Yehudi Mercado (Sci-Fu)
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.: Jim Zub (Rick & Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons)
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.: Sarah Graley & Stef (Our Super Adventure)
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.: Katie O’Neill (Tea Dragon Society)

Licensed vs. Creator-Owned Comics: The Pluses, Minuses, and Honest Opinions, Thursday, 7/18/19, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 8
Comics is a medium full of diverse content and voices working on both company-owned characters and franchises, as well as original creations from the creators themselves. So, what is the real difference for the people behind the stories we love to read? Oni editor-in-chief Sarah Gaydos leads a panel of accomplished comics creators who have worked in both fields to discuss their experiences, recommendations, and how to craft the best story either way. 

Katie O’Neill Spotlight, Friday, 7/19/19, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 28DE
Join Eisner Award-winning children’s cartoonist Katie O’Neill (The Tea Dragon Society, Aquicorn Cove) in conversation with her editor Ari Yarwood, as they discuss Katie O’Neill’s evolving career, webcomics, craft, representation in children’s literature, and their favorite Tea Dragons.

Shirley Special Events Suite @ The San Diego Public Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Feminist Comics that Rock,Friday, 7/19/19, 12 p.m.–1 p.m
Let’s celebrate the diversity of strong female characters, authors, and publishers in contemporary kids’ comics! Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice), Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly) are in a conversation moderated by Candice Mack (Eisner Awards Jury, LA Public Library). Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee

LGBTQ+ YA Graphic Novels, Friday, 7/19/19, 1 p.m.– 2 p.m.
Join Rosemary Valero-O’Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America) and Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass) in their discussion of LGBTQ+ in Young Adult Graphic Novels. From developing authentic visual stories, to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Amanda Melilli (ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table). Sponsored by CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

IDW & Oni Press: Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons, Saturday, 7/20/19, 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m., Room: 25ABC
Oni Press, IDW, and Dungeons & Dragons are busting out the twenty-sided die for a second roll at Rick and Morty™vs. Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape this fall, and we’re giving Comic Con attendees an exclusive sneak peak! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family in the newly announced second series! Fan-favorite dice-dependent writer Jim Zub is joined by editor Chase Marotz, and Wizards of the Coast game designer Nathan Stewart for a full hour guaranteed to be more fun than any line for convention exclusives!

Invader Zim Panel, Saturday, 7/20/19, 2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m., Room: 24ABC
Celebrate four years of Invader ZIM comics with Oni president and publisher, James Lucas JonesJhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM creator and overlord), Eric Trueheart (Invader ZIM writer), Sam Logan (Invader ZIM comics writer) and more! Gain exclusive insight into Invader Zim comics, including information about the fabled Issue #50 coming out in December!

The Craft: Magic in Young Adult Comics and More, Sunday, 7/21/19, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 23ABC
The appeal of magic is undeniable, but how do you make your magical story unique? Epic Reads founder Margot Wood leads a discussion with Gene Ha (Mae), D.J. Kirkland & Daniel Barnes (Black Mage), Preeti Chhibber (Peter & Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal), Sarah Graley (Kim ReaperGlitch), Samuel Sattin (BezkampGlint) and more. This panel of experts from comics and prose will discuss what magic brings to the page, how to develop a unique viewpoint, and where their inspiration comes from.

iPhones and Wands: Can Tech and Magic Coexist? Sunday, 7/21/191:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m., Room 25ABC
Featuring Gene HaKatie O’Neill, and more. Moderated by Lilah Sturges.
In a world where technology is almost magic, where people are instantly and constantly in touch, maps guide the way everywhere and the answer to almost any question is just a voice command away, can magic truly feel special? When a story is guided by a quest, a savior, or a long-standing curse, what place does technology have? If Bran could have texted Ned Stark that it was Jaime that pushed him out the window, would that change who sits upon the iron throne? Could Frodo have used a drone to drop the one ring into the fires of Mount Doom? Hear from Comic-Con special guests how they embrace or shun modern technology to create fantastical takes beloved by all.

SDCC 2019: Katie O’Neill’s Tour Kicks Off July 9 in Seattle with her SDCC Debut

Just ahead of the release of an all-new companion story to the two-time Eisner Award-winning graphic novel The Tea Dragon Society, acclaimed graphic novelist Katie O’Neill ventures down the west coast for five signings in conjunction with her first-ever appearance at San Diego Comic-Con!

Katie is nominated again in this year’s Eisner Awards for her most recent work, Aquicorn Cove, a heartfelt story about learning to be a guardian to yourself and those you love. Her upcoming work, The Tea Dragon Festival, delivers another charming, gentle fantasy story about finding your purpose, and the community that helps you along the way. This highly anticipated follow up to the acclaimed 2017 graphic novel will be released in September.

Katie’s full itinerary can be found below, including signings and programming on site at San Diego Comic-Con!

SEATTLE, WA
Tuesday, July 9 @ 7PM
Third Place Books – Ravenna 

PORTLAND, OR
Thursday, July 11 @ 7PM
Powell’s Cedar Hills Crossing

SAN FRANCISCO
Saturday, July 13 @ 3:30PM
Charlie’s Corner
*with Mai K. Nguyen, author of Pilu of the Woods

SAN FRANCISCO 
Sunday, July 14 @ 12PM
Comix Experience

SAN DIEGO COMIC CON SIGNINGS 
All signings held at the Oni Press booth #1833

  • Thursday, July 18 @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Friday, July 19 @ 11:30am -12:30pm
  • Saturday, July 20 @ 2:00pm – 3:00 pm
  • Sunday, July 21 @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Additionally, fans can catch O’Neill in conversation with her editor at the below spotlight panel on Friday July 19: 

Katie O’Neill Spotlight, Friday, 7/19/19, 1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m., Room: 28DE

Join Eisner Award-winning children’s cartoonist Katie O’Neill(The Tea Dragon Society, Aquicorn Cove) in conversation with her editor Ari Yarwood, as they discuss Katie O’Neill’s evolving career, webcomics, craft, representation in children’s literature, and their favorite Tea Dragons.

LOS ANGELES
Tuesday, July 23 @ 6PM
Gallery Nucleus

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It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone excited about? What do you plan on getting? Sound off in the comments below.

While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news to start your day.

The Daily Beast – Oni Press Promised Inclusive Comics. Then, Amid ‘Chaos,’ It Shut Out Marginalized Employees. – A lot is known but a lot is new in here.

AV Club – The best comics of 2019 so far – Agree? Disagree?

CBLDF – Idaho School Bans The Walking Dead Comics – This isn’t going to go over well. Lawsuit incoming in 3…2…1…

Sequart Organization – JLA: New World Order Revisited or, What Makes a Story Essential? – An interesting look at this storyline.

Review: Lola: A Ghost Story

Lola: A Ghost Story

Bill Cosby is one of those public figures, whose career has brought joy to a lot of people’s lives through the art he made. These days, it’s his crimes in his private life that has become the centerpiece of what people think of.

No one can argue with the importance of Fat Albert, The Cosby Show, and A Different World, which have given the world a more complete picture of Black people. One of the movies that some may consider one of his lesser works, but still is important is Ghost Dad. In it, he plays a widower who dies but haunts his children so they know that they are not alone. In J.Torres and Elbert Or’s modern day  family  classic, Lola: A Ghost Story we get a related ghost story.

We meet Jesse, a young boy who can see everything supernatural including ghosts. He and his family fly to the Philippines as his Lola (grandmother) has passed and the family is there for her funeral. As he gets reacquainted with his family there, he soon finds out his Lola had the same gift as him. The more time he spends there, the more supernatural creatures present themselves to him. It’s a secret he can’t keep from his family as his cousins start to notice his strange reactions to them. His family’s grieving also becomes overwhelming, as everyone is affected by the loss of his Lola. Each family deals with it in their own way.

Overall, a beautiful and affecting story that illuminates, scares and is full of emotion. The story by Torres is heartfelt, affected, and at times, funny. The art by Or is stunning. Altogether, a story that will make you miss the ones that left you and love the ones who are still here.

Story: J. Torres Art: Elbert Or
Story: 10 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.7 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

(W) Leighton Gray, Vernon Shaw, Josh Trujillo, Wendy Xu, Lee C.A., C. Spike Trotman
(A) DJ Kirkland, Drew Green, Jarett Williams, Jack Gross, Ryan Maniulit
(C) Matt Herms, Reed Black, Jeremy Lawson (CA) Kris Anka
Age Rating: Teen, 15+ — Genre: Video Games/LGBTQ/ Romance
Price: $19.99 — Page Count: 129

Oni Press presents Dream Daddy, a comics series based on the acclaimed Game Grumps visual novel video game!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator invites the player to Maple Bay, where they play as a single Dad new to town and eager to romance other hot Dads. The comic series tells five standalone stories, each focused on different Maple Bay Dads, their kids, and their relationships with one another. Dive into entirely new stories featuring the backstories and adventures of your favorite Dads, told by game co-creators Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, along with the comic industry’s top indie talent like C. Spike Trotman, Josh Trujillo, and Kris Anka!

Includes an introduction by Leighton Gray and Vernon Shaw, plus bonus creator commentary!

Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Comic Book Trade Paperback Edition

Stumptown Gets its First Trailer from ABC

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel series by Greg RuckaMatt Southworth, and Justin Greenwood , follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders) as a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted army veteran with a complicated love life, gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police.

Coming to ABC.

Graphic Policy Weekly Episode 1: Pilot

Welcome to the launch of Graphic Policy Weekly, our new weekly show going over the biggest comic news out there.

On this debut episode:

  • Last week and this week’s comics!
  • Marvel Celebrates 80 Years
  • Dark Horse and Netflix cut a first look deal

Main story:

  • Polarity, Lion Forge, and Oni Press, this past week’s biggest comic news. We dissect what it means, why it happened, and why you shouldn’t believe the spin.

Preview: Kaijumax, Season 4 #6

Kaijumax, Season 4 #6

(W/A/C/CA) Zander Cannon
Age Rating: Mature Audiences— Genre: Sci-Fi/Comedy
Price: $3.99 — Page Count: 32

SEASON FINALE! The female wing of Kaijumax prison is seething with hatred between monster-sized gangs, former intergalactic allies, and exploited inmates with a taste for revenge. Warden Shui Bao attempts to fuse her five-robot MegaBoard of Directors for a problem-solving summit, but her right hand—White Tiger Wu—refuses to cooperate. Dr. Zhang finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for, but will she take it? Also: Torn-off limbs! Split-screen technology! Magical shrinkage! And… an adorable demi-robot?

Kaijumax, Season 4 #6
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