From Osamu Dazai to Chuuya Nakahara, here are some of the real stories behind the colorful cast of characters from Bungo Stray Dogs!
Summer is here and comic book fans and readers are selecting their favorite trades to take to the beach or to read by the pool. We’re continuing our line of articles reviewing the best of Avatar Press for just such … Continue reading →
Cosmic Potato God Through History: The Death of Marat, Jacques-Louis David, Paris, France, July 13, 1793
Cosmic Potato God Through History: Consecration of Emperior Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, Jacques-Louis David, Paris, France, December 2, 1804
Fans of David Lapham have an awesome library of Avatar Press trades to read. His works run the gamut from incredibly disturbing as in Crossed: Psychopath to uniquely quirky in Dan The Unharmable. But one of his most horrifying titles … Continue reading →
The Lion of Rora is currently holding a raffle where you can win signed Dardevil, Scott Pilgrim, and other graphic novel prizes! Find out how to enter here: http://on.fb.me/1IWsi11
Los Angeles! Meet the creators of The Lion of Rora at 3rd Street Promenade Barnes & Noble tomorrow, 12 pm! https://www.facebook.com/events/906384316074230/
The Bunker #13 The Lion of Rora In stores today: the latest intense time-travel chapter of The Bunker, issue #13, and an inspiring, true historical epic in The Lion of Rora.
These are the new Avatar Press comic books coming to comic shops on Wednesday 4/29/15 Crossed: Badlands #76 PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Kieron Gillen continues his tale of Crossed set in two times. The modern day outbreak and a previously … Continue reading →
Oyster War, a beautifully illustrated, historical graphic novel coming to print this September from three-time Eisner nominated cartoonist Ben Towle’s critically acclaimed webcomic! More info:
PORTLAND, OR March 23rd, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Oyster War, a colorful, comedic historical graphic novel by three time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle (Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean). Oyster War will release on September 23rd, and will be an SPX debut.
In the coastal town of Blood’s Haven, the economy runs on oysters. Oyster farming is one of the most lucrative professions, but also the most dangerous. Not just from the unforgiving ocean and its watery depths—there are also oyster pirates to worry about! Commander Davidson Bulloch and his motley crew are tasked with capturing these ne’er-do-wells—but they don’t know that Treacher Fink, the pirates’ leader, possesses a magical artifact that can call forth a legendary spirit with the power to control the sea and everything in it!
“I started work on Oyster War five years ago with a very specific vision,” says creator Ben Towle. “I’d done several historical fiction books previously and now I wanted to jump squarely into the realm of the fantastic. Oyster War is a nautical adventure story set in a not-quite-real late 19th century US that’s full of pirates, brawlers, sea serpents, and shape-shifters. It’s far and away my favorite work to-date. I couldn’t be happier with the way Oni’s bringing the Oyster War print collection to life. Presentation was always in the back of my mind as I worked on the story. From the get-go I conceived of Oyster War as a big, hardcover, European album-sized book with high-end production values—and that’s exactly what’s going to wind up in readers’ hands!”