Oni Press Announces New Comics by J. Torres, Natalie Nourigat
Oni Press, the publisher of The Crogan Adventures and Terrible Lizard, announced three new children’s comics at its panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego today. Good Comics for Kids got the scoop, and we will be running previews of all three over the next three days, so stay tuned!
The three new titles are Over the Surface, written and illustrated by Natalie Nourigat (Thrilling Adventure Hour, A Boy and a Girl, Between Gears), which Oni describes as “a sort of Miyazaki/Porco Rosso story told through a European comics lens”; The Mighty Zodiac, written by J.Torres (Teen Titans Go, Bigfoot Boy) and illustrated by Corin Howell (Batmite, Transformers: Windblade), described as “Avatar the Last Airbender by way of Kung Fu Panda”; and Another Castle, written by Andrew Wheeler and illustrated and colored by Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce, Adventure Time: Pixel Princesses), which is “a sword and sorcery comedy with a damsel most definitely not in distress saving herself.”
We’ll kick things off with a preview of Another Castle, and stay tuned for more over the next few days!
When Princess Misty is captured by the evil Badlug, she quickly mounts an escape and is nearly out the door when she discovers that her disappearance would have terrible consequences. Because without a princess, the prince won’t come, and without the prince, the legendary sword that can kill Badlug also won’t come. And if Misty leaves, Badlug will be infuriated, and take it out on the citizens of Grimoire. It’s happened before, when Misty’s own mother died while she was Badlug’s prisoner, and he blew up his own castle. So Misty returns to captivity, and conspires with the citizens of the castle to bring a regime change to Grimoire. Together, they team up with the bumbling prince, get the sword, and free the kingdom.
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Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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