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NYCC 2012 – ONI Press & Bergen Street Comics Pre-Con Party

Join Oni Press and Bergen Street Comics as we kickoff New York City Comic Con 2012 with the most radical of all signings known to man on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, from 6pm-9pm or later.

Philip Gelatt and Tyler Crook, creators of Petrograd, will be in attendance, along with Guerillas creator Brahm Revel.

Petrograd debuted last year and is a historical fiction graphic novel about the attempted assassination of Rasputin. Since then the book has received rave reviews and shout outs from many industry professionals as being a “must have” for any graphic novel collection.

Tyler Crook, artist of Petrograd was awarded the 2012 Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award at the Will Eisner Awards this past summer at San Diego Comic-Con for his work in Petrograd and was also a guest artist on the Oni Press title The Sixth Gun Volume 3. He is currently drawing B.P.R.D. for Dark Horse.

Phillip, writer of Petrograd, lives in Providence, R.I. and has worked in the film industry along with writing the Oni Press titles Labor Days and Dark Horse’s Indiana Jones Adventures Volume 1.

Brahm Revel, former New Yorker, was a storyboard artist for the Cartoon Network™ show Venture Bros. and has since released the Vietnam War-based, M16-wielding, smoking chimpanzees filled graphic novels Guerillas Volume 1 and Volume 2 with Oni Press. You heard us right…smoking chimpanzees!

This is going to the be the best way to start your 2012 NYCC, so come hang out and have a drink with some of the best creators in the industry at one of the best shops in the universe!

Bergen Street Comics is located at 470 Bergen St, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

One Year Anniversary of Petrograd Brings a New Book Trailer

Writer: Philip Gelatt
Artist: Tyler Crook

During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. From the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich, he’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive.

Around the Tubes

I took the weekend off, so a nice extended post this morning with news and reviews you might have missed this weekend.

Around the Blogs:

CBC – How the graphic novel has become a teaching toolMore coverage of comics being used in education.

Arts Beat – Graphic Books Best Sellers: Sex, Violence and Intrigue in ‘Scalped’The New York Times has a list of best sellers.

Examiner – Comics Legend Joe Kubert Passes AwayAnother giant lost.

Around the Tubes Reviews:

CBR – American Vampire: Lord of Nightmares #3

Talking Comics – Batman #12

Read Comic Books – Complex #1

Talking Comics – Creator-Owned Heroes #3

Talking Comics – The Creep #0

Poisoned Rationality – Fables Deluxe Volume 3

Talking Comics – Fairest #6

Seattle Pi – Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde: The Happy Prince

Read Comic Books – Fury Max #5

Christopher East – Petrograd

ICv2 – Secret of the Stone Frog

Talking Comics – The Sensational Spider-Man #33.1

Otakus Geeks – The Wizard Of Oz

Think Hero – Comic Book Reviews – “ink Hero” Batman #12, Spider-Men #4, Punk Rock Jesus #2 (VIDEO)

Around the Tubes

It’s been a bit, so here’s a an edition a bit longer than the normal Monday…..

Around the Blogs:

The Mary Sue – Heartwarming: Single Dad Dedicated to Learning About Comics for His 4 Y/O Geek Girl Signs of a good father.

ICv2 – Gaiman Gets $400k Or about what McFarlane makes in toys in a week…..

The Mary Sue – San Diego Comic-Con Tickets Sell Out In The Time It Takes To Watch An Episode Of Doctor Who – Um, that was quick….

Around the Tubes Reviews:

Seattle Pi – Petrograd

ComicsGirl – Princeless #1-4

CBR – Usagi Yojimbo #144

IGN – Comic Book Reviews for 2/29/12

Paste Magazine – Comic Book & Graphic Novel Round-Up (2/29/12)

Pick of the Week – Severed #1

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Scott Snyder has been kicking ass lately, especially with his work on American Vampire (I haven’t been reading his take on Batman).  This week sees a new series by the hot upcoming writer when Image comics releases Severed #1.  The blurb is a bit vague, but it seems like we can expect another horror series.  Snyder’s writing it?  Yes please!  My prediction is this series is going to be hot and blow up and I’m betting it’s the pick of the week.

  1. Severed #1 – see above
  2. Flashpoint #4 – Do I need to explain the reason for this one?  It’s the second to last issue of the mini-series event that’ll forever change the DC universe.
  3. The Punisher #1 – The Punisher is back!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.  Written by Rick Remender, this series should kick ass.
  4. Petrograd – A graphic novel set during the first World War with a British spy tasked with killing the Tsarina’s adviser.  Um, sounds awesome to me.
  5. Irredeemable #28 – Mark Waid has been kicking ass in this series and with Plutonian returning back to Earth, who knows what’s going to happen next.

Preview – Petrograd

Official Press Release

Petrograd

Writer: Phil Gelatt
Artist: Tyler Crook
Format: 6” X 9”, Full Color Hardcover
Page Count: 250
Price: $24.99
Genre: Historical Fiction
Age Rating: T – Teen
ISBN: 978-1-934964-44-6

DESCRIPTION: During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. From the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich, he’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive.

Oni Press @ Comic Con 2011

Official Press Release

Oni Press is in San Diego for San Diego Comic-Con 2011! July 20th – 24th we’ll be strutting our stuff at booth #1833. Come by and check out our eclectic library of titles including the premiere of:

One Soul

By Ray Fawkes

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with a limited edition signing card*

From visionary cartoonist Ray Fawkes comes one of the most original and thought-provoking graphic novels of all time! A unique and poetic narrative, One Soul takes the experiences of 18 individuals and weaves them into the spiritual journey of a lifetime. Gracefully flowing from character to character, moment to moment, Fawkes has crafted a stunning mosaic that takes advantage of the medium of sequential art in a way few creators dare.

“…a remarkable and multilinear reading experience. Another new frontier explored in the comics medium.” –Booklist *Starred Review*

“Fawkes, along with Oni Press, should be commended on both fronts for taking such a daring and experimental concept and giving it substance and a stage.” –Graphic Novel Reporter

ONE SOUL

Petrograd

By Phil Gelatt & Tyler Crook

*Every copy purchased at the show comes with a limited edition signing card*

During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, Rasputin, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. From the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich, he’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive.

PETROGRAD

Spontaneous #1 & #2

By Joe Harris & Brett Weldele

Driven to discover the truth regarding his father’s mysterious death many years prior, Melvin Reyes seeks to prove the existence of Spontaneous Human Combustion after fresh outbreaks of the phenomenon reveal a pattern only he can see, a predictability model only he can read, and the terrifying realization that whatever phenomenon consumed his father is also boiling inside of him, just waiting for release.

Con Grabs & Specials

Sketch Monsters / Power Lunch Grab Bags!

For kids! Includes the Free Comic Book Day edition of Sketch Monsters & Power Lunch and Sketch Monsters sketch book with crayons, in a Power Lunch bag.

Spell Checkers Shirts

Featuring everybody’s favorite teenage witches, $20 each.

Super Pro K.O.! Thumb Wrastlers

Stop by the Oni Booth (#1833) during one of cartoonist Jarrett Williams signings to pickup a copy of Super Pro K.O.! Vol. 1 and your very own sheet of SPKO Thumb Wrastlers. Challenge your friends and become the king of the ring!

Scott Pilgrim, Limited Edition, Japanese Cover Prints

200 hand-numbered (100 sets and 100 singles) 11” X 17” art prints featuring the covers from the Japanese editions of the Scott Pilgrim Series. $20 each for singles or a full set of three for $50.

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Wristbands

$3 each (while supplies last)! Each Wristband features either Scott Pilgrim or Ramona Flowers.

Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers Metal Charms

Weighty black-nickle and full color enamel charms featuring your favorite slacker and the lady of his dreams, $10 each.

Scott Pilgrim, Limited Edition, Silkcreened Gig Posters

Each of the four silkscreened, four-color, 18″ x 24″ posters is hand numbered and can be purchased as a set for $120 or individually for $40 each while supplies last.

Plus loads of buttons and shirts from your favorite series, shirts of Shirts with Shirts on them buttoned to buttons of shirts… and much more!

Oni Press Portfolio Review

Join Oni Press’s Editorial Department for the “No Capes! No Tights!” Portfolio Review! Oni Press editors will be reviewing sequential art portfolios from aspiring creators and are looking for line artists and colorists for upcoming projects! Oni Press is a company with focused needs and will not be reviewing portfolios from inkers, cover artists, or superhero-centric illustrators.

Daily at Comic-Con’s Portfolio review area.

Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday 2:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For application instructions please review Comic-Con’s website:

http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci_portrev.php

Oni Press on Panels!

THURS 2:00-3:00 The Pitching Hour— Jermaine Turner (director, Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group), Zach Schiff-Abrams (executive producer, Fourth Wall Studios), Valerie Alexander (screenwriter), Charlie Chu (editor, Oni Press), Carina Schulze (Chatrone), Matthew Cohen (video game developer), Lindsay Rostal (producer, The Odd Gentlemen), and moderator Dan Evans III (freelance development executive, Robot & Monster) take an idea from conception through production for various media. This process will include creating a pitch document, obtaining agents, and getting a pitch meeting. The panelists will explain, through hypothetical example and humorous stories, the process that new creators should adapt to make their way through the creative battleground of the entertainment industry. Knowing that each project is unique, there will be a Q&A to allow the audience to really hone in on the solutions to obstacles they may encounter. Also on hand is Brendan McFeely (IP lawyer, Kane Kessler) to give creators insight on protecting their ideas as they navigate Hollywood. Room 5AB

FRI 1:00-2:00 Oni Press Panelmonium 2011— It’s a new comic extravaganza with trendsetting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press, featuring Comic-Con debut titles One Soul, Petrograd, and Spontaneous! Join in the Q&A with Ray Fawkes (Possessions) and get the first word on his game-changing graphic novel One Soul. Plus an in-depth chat with Phil Gelatt (Labor Days) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D) about their new historical graphic novel chronicling the infamous assassination of Rasputin, Petrograd! Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) and Brett Weldele (Surrogates) talk about their new miniseries Spontaneous, while artist Brian Hurtt and writer Cullen Bunn join in the fray to discuss their hit ongoing series The Sixth Gun. And, as always, Oni Press’s Panelmonium brings announcements, reveals, special guests, free comics, and the only interactive panel in town! Guaranteed by Oni Press’s totally biased employees to be “the most fun you’ll ever have at a panel”! Room 32AB

SUN 2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Joëlle Jones— Since her debut illustrating 12 Reasons Why I Love Her in 2006, Comic-Con special guest Joëlle Jones has been one of comics’ most talked-about new artists. Get in on the conversation as Jones sits down with journalist Erik Henriksen and her long-time collaborator Jamie S. Rich to discuss her various projects from Oni Press, Vertigo, and Dark Horse and what it’s like to draw Dr. Horrible, Madman, and Spider-Man. Room 4

Oni Press Reveals Phil Gelatt & Tyler Crook’s Petrograd

Official Press Release

ONI PRESS REVEALS PHIL GELATT & TYLER CROOK’S PETROGRAD

On there panel this weekend at WonderCon, Oni Press revealed the first preview pages of Phil Gelatt & Tyler Crooks new historical fiction, PETROGRAD, the untold tale of the international conspiracy behind the murder of Gregorii Rasputin.  During the height of the first World War, a reluctant British spy stationed in the heart of the Russian empire is handed the most difficult assignment of his career: orchestrate the death of the mad monk, the Tsarina’s most trusted adviser and the surrogate ruler of the nation. The mission will take him from the slums of the working class into the opulent houses of the super rich. He’ll have to negotiate dangerous ties with the secret police, navigate the halls of power, and come to terms with own revolutionary leanings, all while simply trying to survive!Based on historical documents and research, PETROGRAD is a tense, edge-of-your seat spy thriller, taking the reader on a journey through the background of one of history’s most infamous assassinations, set against the backdrop of one of the most tumultuous moments in 20th century history. Writer Phil Gelatt spend copious amounts of time researching the work and newcomer Tyler Crook put two hard years of labor into the stunning artwork.  PETROGRAD hits store shelves August 3rd, 2011.

If Tyler Crook’s name sounds familiar but you just can’t place him it’s because he’s been in the comic news lately.  There was some surprise a few weeks ago when Mike Mignola announced Mr. Crook, a relative unknown, as the new artist on BPRD and Oni has him jumping in for issue number fourteen of Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt’s supernatural western hit THE SIXTH GUN, also this August.  PETROGRAD will be Tyler’s first published work, but once fans see his art on the book they will quickly realize why he is so sought after.
PETROGRAD by Phil Gelatt and Tyler Crook debuts August 3rd as a $29.99 two-color hardcover coming in at 274 pages.  Anyone even remotely interested in the mad monk or the history of British intelligence will find this comic absolutely captivating!