Author: Azha Reyes

Oni Watch: Home For the Holidays

The holiday season is well underway, and let me tell you, it really feels like we’ve been dragging our feet to 2018. Now, my family is as conservative as they come. (“Even though they’re Latinx, Azha, really?” Yes, really.) And I wouldn’t have made it through the eight-hour Thanksgiving Family Extravaganza without digging into a good stash of comics throughout the day. As such, this batch of Oni Press offerings is rated by how easily I managed to read them in the comfort of my own living room, surrounded by curious cousins and lazy uncles determined to let the...

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Oni Watch: A Nice Change of Pace

Between the launch of their previously mentioned brand new tabletop game imprint, and the optioning of Heartthrob for TV with Studio 8, it’s looking to be a pretty great time to be an Oni Press fan! Even better, the last few weeks have included several stories written and/or drawn by women, something I’ve been hoping to see for some time. I focused primarily on the original titles, curious to see what that branch of Oni Press is looking like these days, knowing their fun tendency to lean towards creators that have an unusual sense of humor and a lot of creative power. I was not disappointed. As per usual, here are the highlights of this bunch: 1) The Teacher’s Methods—Bad Machinery Volume 2: The Case of the Good Boy by John Allison Now, my day job is teaching, so any time I see a teacher in media who actually does resemble what I’ve seen in real life, it’s an interesting experience. In this specific case, we have a teacher who by all means would be considered the “cool” teacher in most schools: funny, willing to cut kids a break if they straighten up, and just sarcastic enough to be interesting without being hurtful. Bad Machinery has a quirky but familiarly English sense of humor that bounces from place to place a bit like a kid on a sugar high,...

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Oni Watch: Onwards and Upwards!

With Oni Press rounding its 20th year of existence, the past several months have been chock full of pretty exciting news as they expand their reach to wider markets. A lot has happened, so this pubwatch is going to be a little longer than usual. But hey, check out Oni Press’ brand new logo, designed by Troy Look: First off, Oni Press’ fresh new tabletop imprint, Oni Games, is introducing The Tea Dragon Society Card Game with Renegade Studios (of Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Card Game fame). This family oriented game is based on the adorable graphic novel by...

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Oni Watch: Oni Press Reminds Us It’s Not All Bad

Times are pretty rough, my friends. So far, most of us are navigating 2017 like it’s a racist uncle trying to burn down your house at Thanksgiving. Throughout all this, it’s nice to know that Oni Press has our backs when it comes to finding a couple of things to smile about in the world. And not just through their potentially awesome brand new tabletop games imprint. Between August 2nd and August 9th, I tore through Dead of Winter #1 by Kyle Starks and Gabo, Invader Zim #22 by Eric Trueheart and Warren Wucinich, the nostalgia-fueled Brobots Volume 2...

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Oni Watch: Oni Press Gets Weird in the Best Way

Introducing Oni Watch: a regular column keeping the peepers on what’s happening on and off-page at Oni Press. Enjoy! —Ed So what kind of story are you feeling today? Something where some ex-criminal women break their friends out of prison? Or how about a 1920s noir involving snappily-dressed demons? No wait—a world where the Magic Kingdom hosts a cult and God is a literal potato? All this to say that Oni Press is not at all afraid to find creators who will push the envelope on what makes a good and interesting comic in a diverse number of ways....

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