UPDATE (24th June 2015): ONI have been in touch and provided us with images of the cover exclusives that will be available on their booth, as well as a full breakdown of their panels and booth signings…
We’re big fans of ONI Press here at AEISD – hell, we’re big fans of any comics publisher that are determined to strike out their own path and do things their own way. This is something ONI absolutely achieve, with some exciting and engaging titles – you really should check out Invader Zim if you haven’t done already, the book based on the Nickelodeon series and written by the formidable talent that is show creator Jhonen Vasquez, I promise it’s well worth your while.
Well, ONI have been in touch with us and they’ve let us know about their panel schedule for this years San Diego Comic-Con: they’ve got three planned and all should be worth checking out, if you have the inclination. They are:
Editing Comics with ONI Press (Room 9, Thursday 9th July 12pm – 1pm)
- Moderated by Janelle Asselin (Editor of Fresh Romance), this panel will be full of insight on the recent open submissions process, pitching your comic, and the importance of fostering diversity in creating comics accessible to everyone, as well as feature the announcement of new Oni Press titles.
The Return Of Invader Zim (Room 29AB, Saturday 11th July 2pm – 3pm)
- This will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to plot world domination with Jhonen Vasquez and the legendary creative team on the upcoming Invader Zim comic series, with Q&A questions received via Twitter starting July 1st).
ONI Press Monster Art Battle (Room 32AB, Sunday 12th July 11am – 12pm)
- This panel features three artists, Corin Howell (Bat-Mite, Transformers: Windblade) Gabo (The Life After) and Joey Weiser (Mermin), going head to head on the drawing boards for this all-ages beloved panel with free comics for every attendee.
ONI PRESS BOOTH (#1833) Signing Schedule:
- 11 am – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
- 2 pm – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
- 3 pm – Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
- 4 pm – Chuck BB (Black Metal)
- 5 pm – Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Gabo (Rick and Morty)
- 10 am – Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Hellbreak, Blood Feud)
- 11 am – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
- 1 pm – Paul Tobin (I Was The Cat)
- 2 pm – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
- 3 pm – Charles Soule (Letter 44)
- 4 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Bryan Konietzko (Invader Zim)
- 5 pm – Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)
- 10:30 am – Joey Weiser (Mermin)
- 11:30 am – Greg Smith, Mike Tanner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse)
- 12:30 pm – Gabo (The Life After)
- 3:30 pm – Jhonen Vasquez, Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
- 4:30 pm – Zander Cannon, Jason Fischer (Kaijumax)
- 5:30 pm – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
- 10 am – Jeffrey Burandt, Dennis Culver (Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad)
- 12:30 pm – Joey Weiser (Mermin)
- 2 pm – Aaron Alexovich, Eric Trueheart, Megan Lawton (Invader Zim)
- 3 pm – Zander Cannon (Kaijumax)
All appearances, subject to talent availability and change. Tickets for these high-demand appearances will be available at the Oni Press booth prior to the signings and ticket numbers selected for the limited signing spots will be announced at the Oni Press booth and on the Oni Press Twitter ONE HOUR before signing. Meanwhile, Odd Schnozz and the Odd Squad signing attendees will receive an exclusive Odd Schnozz debut signing poster, limited to 50 units, as well as the chance to get a punk rock portrait sketch from series artist Dennis Culver.
isit the Oni Press booth at any time during the convention in Invader Zim cosplay and receive Invader Zim #1. And, last but not least, Invader Zim fans will have a chance to win Invader Zim #1 whether they’re attending Comic-Con or not! Starting July 1st, Oni Press will accept questions for The Return of Invader Zim panel via Twitter, in replies to a specific Twitter post appearing the morning of July 1st on the Oni Press account. Replies which are chosen for the panel will receive Invader Zim #1.